Punch,  27 (1854), 233.

Anatomy of a Russian Guy Fawkes



Reportage, Spoof



    Introduces the report of a post mortem examination held on an effigy of John Bright which was burnt on Guy Fawkes' Night. The observations in the report allude to Bright's political shortcomings: for example, 'The chest presented an almost total absence of heart', the liver was of a 'remarkable' white colour, and the 'head contained an average proportion of brain, but it had been all converted into lignine or woody fibre'.

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