Punch,  55 (1868), 88–89.

The Polite Election (A Model, Respectfully Recommended to the Attention of all the Constituents)



Introduction, Drollery; Proceedings, Spoof


Politics, Medical Treatment, Pharmaceuticals

    Proceedings of the meeting to nominate the candidates for the 'borough of Pax-cum-Vobis', including speeches made in favour of both candidates. In his speech, Mr Anodyne the chemist pointed out that 'Speeches are a drug' and one 'he did not deal in' but that 'as a vendor of scent he would give [the proceedings] a scentiment'. (88)

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