Punch,  56 (1869), 208.

The Zero of Fraud



News-Commentary, Drollery


Adulteration, Agriculture, Commerce, Pharmaceuticals, Charlatanry, Government, Politics, Crime

    Astonished by an extract from a 'programme of "Parliamentary Business"' noting the proposal of Francis R Charteris (Lord Elcho) to call the attention of the House of Commons to 'the adulteration of manures'. Thinks those who perpetrate this 'commercial rascality' are 'worse than Tennyson's conception of the pharmaceutical rogue "pestling a poisoned poison"', and should be pilloried and pelted with their own manure.

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