Punch,  50 (1866), 132–33.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Animal Husbandry, Disease, Religious Authority, Miracle, Supernaturalism, Military Technology, Railways, Transport, Commerce, Charlatanry, Government

    Describes the response by senior statesmen and clergymen to the government's refusal to 'appoint a national Fast Day as a remedy for the Rinderpest'. Also notes the remarks of Spencer C Cavendish (Marquess of Hartington) on 'big guns' and the 'exposure' by John T F Mitford (2nd Baron Redesdale) of the 'manner in which schemers get up Railway Companies, to the detriment of the public'.

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