Wisdom and Wind-Bag
Punch (14 April 1866)
The dialogue reads: “CARLYLE. ‘For if a good speaker — is not speaking the truth, is there a more horrid kind of creature?’” Loud cheers.
“BRIGHT. ‘The House of Commons is little better than a Sham and a Farce. Parliament is never hearty in any good work. It hated the Reform Bill, it hated the Repeal of the Corn Laws, it hates this Franchise Bill.’”
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