Excelsior

Excelsior

“O, stay!” the maiden said, “and rest
Thy Tory head upon this breast!’
A wink stood in his bright blue eye,
But still he answered with the cry,
“Afghanistan!”
— Longfellow (Improved Edition)

Opposed to Dizzy’s policies, Gladstone, depicted in a woman's dress, represents caution.

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1911), artist

Dalziel Brothers, engravers

Fun 29 (4 December 1878): 227

Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the Princeton University library.

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