“about as hot as THEY MAKE ’EM.”
TIIE CORPORATION CASKET.
The gold casket votecl by the Common Conncil to Mr. Glaestone,
as a receptacle for the illnminated address presented to the Premier
a short time a_go, is now finished, and is quite a chaste thing. An
eloqnent description has been supplied to the daily papers, which if
it has a fault, deals too exclusively with the material envelope.
There is, if we may say so, too much body and too little soul—too
much casket and too little illuminated address. For example, it is
said, “the design, which is of pure classic character, has its severe
lines broken by Tuscan columns at either end.” This is emblematic,
-and what it means is clear enough, though it might just as well have
been explained. The “ severe lines ” are obviously those of the
Ministerial majority, which are from time to time broken at either
end by Tuscan columns, led by Lord Randolph or Mr. Healt.
“ The trophy is approached from either side by silver steps. withfigures in
gold at the fourcorners representing respeotively Eloquence, Justice, Industry,
Persons approacbing are reqnested to notice tbe mats at _the feet
of the steps, and to nse them diligently. It is only a rich Cor-
poration like that of London that can afford to have its trophies
approached by silver steps, and it is to be hoped there will he no
“nicking” with knives or other sharp instruments. Eloquence is
of course represented by Mr. GrLADSTONE; Justiee, hy the Home
Secretary (observe the bandages rouud the eyes) ; and Industry
by Mr. Childers. The other figure shows that the Oasket was
"About as hot as they make 'em"
Quelle des Titels
H 634-3 Folio
Bildbeschriftung: Clôture; Cold Water, Bill; The hot potato; Ireland
1877 - 1887