Waiting for Lord Beaconsfield

Conservative Hopes

Matt Morgan

Fun (3 September 1864)

Derby: — “Well, Benjamin, what hopes of sport?”

Ben. (Head Keeper): — “Well, Me Lord, birds are rather shy. One or two have flown over from old Pam’s residence; but that ain’t much to reckon on.”

The cartoonist portrays Disraeli dressed as a gamekeeper informing Lord Derby that a few of Lord Palmerston’s allies have come over to them, but that will not be enough to carry the day. — George P. Landow

Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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