Wellington the Alchemist
[Douglas W Jerrold] *
Alchemy, Chemistry, Politics, Government
Compares Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington) to the 'alchemist' Roger Bacon: just as Bacon could 'transmute lead into the precious metal', so Wellington recently 'turned the Marquess of Londonderry into "Gold Stick"'.
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