Punch,  52 (1867), 19.

Mr. Punch to Mr. Bright



Letter, Spoof


Politics, Government, Machinery

    Debates some of the questions associated with parliamentary reform and in particular Bright's aggressive tactics. He tells Bright to 'fight through this coming campaign like gentleman' and that he will support a reform bill that will give suffrage 'to the intelligent, moral, self-respecting Artisan' who 'lives in a decent home' and who educates his children. He warns, however, that the 'Constitution of England is too solemn and serious a thing to be played with', pointing out that it 'contains its own machinery for its improvement, and that machinery shall be worked, and it will work admirably, as of old'.

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