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Caricatures of Gladstone at the despatch box (opposite) by the Victorian and Edwardian cartoonist Harry Furniss. A cartoon from Punch of March 1868 (above), with Disraeli (left), weeks after he had become prime minister, and Gladstone, who would form his first ministry after the election later that year