Punch,  24 (1853), 11.

Chemistry of the Administration



Notes, Drollery


Inorganic Chemistry, Politics, Analogy

    Likens the exchanges between leading statesmen to chemical reactions, and ponders their consequences. For example, 'Mr. Gladstone's [the Chancellor of the Exchequer] carbonate of High Church principles perhaps will combine with Sir William Molesworth's [the First Commissioner of Works] latitudinarian acid, in the formation of a neutral salt'.

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