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"Of Comfort No Man Speak; Let's Talk of Graves, of Worms, and Epitaphs !"
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.83
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Keys to History:

"Of comfort no man speak;
Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaths!" -Shakespeare.

Typical of the overwhelming grief which seized the Conservative party on being turned out of office, after a reign of nearly twenty years.



(Excerpt from: Bengough, John Wilson. A Caricature History of Canadian Politics: Events from the Union of 1841, as Illustrated by Cartoons from "Grip", and Various Other Sources. Toronto: The Grip Printing and Publishing Co, 1886.)

Cartoon originally published in Grip, November 1st, 1873

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