Punch,  9 (1845), [183].

The Momentous Question

J L, pseud.  [John Leech]


Illustration, Drollery

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J L, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Railways, Commerce, Charlatanry

    According to Altick 1997, this is a parody of a scene in a popular West End play by Edward Fitzball from which the title of the article is taken. The scene shows Queen Victoria and Prince Albert sitting in a dark chamber. The Queen asks Albert whether he has bought any railway shares, and the fact that Albert holds his head in shame reveals the ugly truth of his speculation.

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