Punch,  17 (1849), 186.

Our Guy



Song, Drollery


Railways, Commerce, Government, Superstition, Physiognomy, Politics, Government

    Parodying the words of 'Remember, remember, the fifth of November', this laments the fact that George Hudson, 'Mammon's Guy god-son', sits in the House of Commons. Emphasises Hudson's 'crafty and cock sure' 'dealings in stock', his responsibility for bankrupt railway companies, and the fact that in his 'face bluff and burly was a mask' that 'physiognomists saw' meant 'a mere man of straw'. Ends by stressing that his credit is 'Rotten' and by suggesting that 'all that he's good for's squib-firing and smash'.

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