Who’s to Pay?

“Who’s to Pay?”


Wood engraving by Swain

Punch (7 December 1878)

India. “I see your proposed improvements; but I can’t afford ——.”

Agent [Disraeli]. “O no, Madam — of course not. Parliament meets to-morrow. And I expect we shall soon male a satisfactory arrangement with Mr. Bull!.”

The prominent appearance of Cabul (Kabul) at the top of the map indicates that the cartoon conncerns financing the Afghan War.

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