Punch,  39 (1860), 99.

A Profitable Line of Business



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Commerce, Accidents

    Laments a report revealing that a 'certain Railway company' pays its lawyers an extortionate salary. Notes that owing to 'the numerous Railway collisions', railways are 'always running to law' and have been more profitable to lawyers than engineers. Proceeds to attack the way in which a lawyer's financial interest in a railway line continues long after 'the Engineer finished his line'. Concludes by contending that 'Railways were established in this country for the special emolument of Lawyers and Directors'.

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