Punch,  47 (1864), 50.

'Who's Griffith?'. An Ode In Commemoration of a Grand Parliamentary Feat



Poetry, Drollery


Vaccination, Aeronautics, Accidents, Mathematics, Expertise

    Responding to news of the statesmen, Christopher D Griffith, who was 'Twice Counted Out' or defeated in Parliament, stresses that 'a thing twice done has brought a Briton glory' and considers other infamous events that happened twice. For example, 'Twice men have had small-pox, spite vaccination [...] Twice have risked life in mad aërostation'. Acclaims Griffith's feat above them all, apostrophising 'Counting Babbage' and 'Bidder, Calculating Boy', on the subject.

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