A Very Vulgar Question
Gordon Thomson (fl. 1866-1886)
Wood engraving by the Dalziels
Fun (29 January 1879)
Lord B [eaconsfield].: — “H’m, what a pity it is you are not an Eastern Question or an Afghan Difficulty, as then I would know what to do with you.”
The generally liberal Fun here emphasizes Disraeli’s neglect of serious problems at home — which it does in part by his crown, lavish and garish clothing, and his monocle.
Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
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