Punch,  50 (1866), 87.

An Old Nursery Chime (New Song for the Cattle Plague Debates)



Song, Drollery


Animal Husbandry, Disease

    Set to the tune of the nursery rhyme 'Jack and Jill', the writer notes that the promoters of both government bills believe the only effective cure for the cattle plague is slaughter, and while 'Grey comes down / Poleaxe on crown, / And Hunt comes axing arter'.

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