Eggs and elections

This illustration just seemed too topical to resist, with its echoes of the last few weeks of election campaigning.
The original caption is:
Eminently Eloquent Electioneer Eliciting Extremely Exceptionable Egg
It appears in an illustrated book called “Alliterative Anomalies for Infants and Invalids” by John Cowie and William Hammond, published by Gay & Hancock Ltd, London 1913. Although it claims to be aimed at children, it reads more like an undergraduate bit of satire. It certainly would not meet current guidelines for reading ages (The caption for the letter X is “Xenephon Xenodochising Xerodermatic Xanthippe”).

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