Punch, 10 (1846), 184.
Astronomy, Instruments, Observation
Reports that 'so many new comets' have boosted customers for the 'Telescope in Leicester Square'. The telescope's astronomer reputedly markets his invention as if it were food, using such lines as, 'A fine fresh comet also ready at eight o'clock, and another will be served up, with the milky way, at ten'. The illustration shows a corpulent man peering through a telescope.
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