Punch,  49 (1865), 2.

Medicine and Member of Westminster



Poetry, Drollery


Homeopathy, Politics, Quackery, Reason, Faith, Mechanics, Mathematics, Spiritualism

    Begins by asking why 'Faith in homeopathy' should 'unfit' 'G' (i.e. Robert W Grosvenor) to represent the author in the Houses of Parliament. Proceeds to contrast such a belief with 'common sense' and with blind 'faith', which is a 'donkey's guide'. Developing an ironic tone, the author asks that homeopathy not be considered grounds for 'political exclusion' or that such 'wild' beliefs as 'perpetual motion, / Circle squared, or rapping table' be allowed to disqualify a political candidate.

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