Punch,  34 (1858), 149.

The Indian Puzzle



News-Commentary, Drollery


Organic Chemistry, Politics, Language, Government

    Compares and contrasts the government's India Bill with organic chemistry. On the one hand, the bill is like organic chemistry, in that 'it is a complicated matter', although the jumble of matter in organic compounds can be disentangled while that in the bill cannot. On the other hand, the bill is unlike organic chemistry, because the former is 'the work of a Ministry of simple Conservatives', while the latter is 'a product of the Chemistry of the Compound Radicals'.

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