Punch,  55 (1868), 129.

The Railway Robin Hood and Little John



Poetry, Drollery


Railways, Transport, Crime, Commerce, Charlatanry

    Parodying the myths associated with Robin Hood and Little John, this poem describes the fate of Robin and John, who raise railway fares and 'put upon' the public, a measure which results in the 'rogues' going bankrupt. Refers to the worsening financial prospects of several southern railway firms, who raised fares in order to boost profits.

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