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In this cartoon, published after Williams announced his retirement from Parliament, the 'Alterative' medicine and the 'Doulton Mixture' are the elixirs that made him change his mind. Doulton, of the well-known pottery family, who strongly supported Williams, was the man who withdrew his parliamentary candidature following malicious rumours that he had bought Williams. Besides a quip about his refusal of a title, the cartoon includes allusions to Williams's reputation for asking awkward questions, especially on finance, and his friendship with Joseph Hume.
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