Punch, 52 (1867), 14.
A Queer Christmas Day
Nutrition, Lecturing, Phrenology, Physiology, Temperance
Discusses an article in The Times on the Christmas celebrations held at William Lawson's farm. Ridicules the notion of a vegetarian Christmas dinner and the 'mental provender' supplied by Lawson, the latter being a reference to the 'lecturing on phrenology, co-operation, vegetarianism and physiology' presented at 'intervals' during Christmas day. Suggests that phrenology would show that 'the development of vegetarians coincided with that of teetotallers, and that both were also equal in quantity of brain'.
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