Black Dwarf,  1 (1817), 405–12.

Letters of the Black Dwarf. From the Black Dwarf in London, to the Yellow Bonze, at Japan

The Black Dwarf, pseud.  [Thomas J Wooler] *


Regular Feature, Letter, Spoof


Steam-power, Machinery, Politics

    Reviews the several classes of fools imposed upon by such newspapers as the Courier. Considers the number of impudent fools to be small; such folly is based on 'the most profound ignorance' (410). Observes: 'If the race should ever become extinct, it might be supplied by the powers of the steam engine; and a race of automata set in motion that would parade the streets, and fill up the public places without blushing before, or giving way to, any body' (411).

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