Punch, 35 (1858), 152.
Real March of the Intellect
Telegraphy, Heroism, Scientific Practitioners
Atlantic Telegraph Company
Professes to be assured of the success of the 'American or even the Australian telegraph', given that 'intelligence' will be brought into the Mansion House 'by means of a small Wire' (a reference to the incoming Lord Mayor of London, David W Wire). Describes a banquet given after the 'inauguration' of a statue of Isaac Newton in Grantham, at which the 'almost perfect character' of Newton was discussed. At that moment, Henry P Brougham (1st Baron Brougham and Vaux) asked for some of the glazed ham, and a wag quoted from Alexander Pope, 'If parts allure thee, see how bacon shined', referring to the virtues of Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban).
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