Punch, 31 (1856), 211.
We Live in Suspicious Times!
Meteorology, Astronomy, Crime, Commerce
Following reports of clerks embezzling their employer's money, anticipates the prosecution of the clerk of the weather (i.e. the imaginary functionary supposed to control the weather) for such crimes as 'skimming the Milky Way' and 'transferring some of the brightest stars from the firmament'.
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