Punch, 8 (1845), 73.
Mesmerism, Animal Magnetism, Electricity, Charlatanry
Responds to news that 'Mesmerism can convert water into beer or wine' and transform food, and suggests that this 'legerdemain' might be used in workhouses where, at little cost, the poor could be given river water turned in to champagne and deal boards changed into venison. Concludes that the 'Millennium, by the aid of Magnetism, will be brought to every man's door, and the pot will be kept boiling all through the world by means of the electric fluid'.
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