Punch, 60 (1871), 105.
Lecture in Lent
C K *
C K *
Astronomy, Instruments, Education
Depicts an uncle asking his young nephew whether he would prefer to join him for a drink of claret or to accompany his cousins to a lecture on astronomy. The young man replies that he prefers 'Cork to Orrery'. Punch adds that this response proves that the young man was an Epicurean, but had read his 'Debrett' (e.g. Debrett 1803, which lists peerages, including the Earldom of Cork and Orrery).
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