Fun 58 (31 October 1893): 181
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Mr. G.: — “Our dance, I think.”
Mrs. England: — “Really, I thought Miss Erin had monopolized you.”
Miss Erin: — “I wonder, now has the gay deceiver been talking blarney to me?”
Clearly, Gladstone had spent so much time, energy, and political capital on trying to solve the perennial Irish question, his English (and Scottish and Welsh) followers began to doubt he was paying attention their needs, but when he turned to home questions, Ireland began to doubt he had their best interests at heart.
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