Punch,  51 (1866), 190.

To Benjamin Phillips



Poetry, Drollery; Illustration, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



C H B, pseud.  [Charles H Bennett] *


Government, Disease, Nutrition, Patronage, Natural Law

    Praises the Lord Mayor of London, whose term of office is coming to an end, for many of his accomplishments, including his generous help in the relief of victims of the Indian famine and also victims of the 'fierce Disease' (cholera), which 'Sent a Remorseful Nation to its knees, / Wailing for its neglect of Nature's Laws'. The illustration further explains his role in mitigating the effects of these disasters, showing full length portraits of Phillips dressed in the robes of his office and holding bags labelled 'Cholera Relief Fund' and 'Indian Famine Fund'.

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