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Britannia looking aghast as George Hudson (1800-1871) reveals the list of railway speculations in which he is involved. Hudson overreached himself and was prosecuted for fraud, having paid dividends out of capital. The cartoonist has based the image on Leporello's catalogue song from Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'. Cartoon from 'Punch'

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Britannia looking aghast as George Hudson (1800-1871) reveals the list of railway speculations in which he is involved. Hudson overreached himself and was prosecuted for fraud, having paid dividends out of capital. The cartoonist has based the image on Leporello's catalogue song from Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'. Cartoon from 'Punch'