Punch, 11 (1846), 175.
Theatrical Astronomy: Sudden Appearance of a Star
J Leech *
Describes the behaviour of the actor, John P Harley, as if he were a celestial object. For example, reports that this 'planet [...] gave out a few corruscations' and shortly afterwards 'the little dog-star or Barker [a fellow actor]' commenced 'a series of twinkles'. The illustration shows an hirsute figure standing in a theatre box holding binoculars.
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