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Living in the British empire - North America
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Cartoon published in 1887 commenting on new railways in Canada
(HIP/Topfoto, Punch, 15 October 1887)
THE NEW NORTH-WEST PASSAGE.

Britannia [points towards steam train]. "Now, from my western cliffs that front the deep
to where the warm Pacific waters sweep
around Cathay and old Zipangu's shore,
my course is clear. What can I wish for more?"
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