Punch, 35 (1858), 164.
Exploring the Truth
Exploration, Telegraphy, Discovery, Electricity, Accidents
Atlantic Telegraph Company
Regards Christopher Columbus as ranking higher than the Atlantic telegraph in bringing continents together, not least because Columbus had but one pole to guide him' while the telegraph had 'a positive and a negative pole', and while Columbus 'discovered an America', the telegraph 'is still at a loss to find an Europe (a new rope)'.
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