Comic Annual,  3 (1832), 1–30.

The Pugsley Papers

[Thomas Hood]


Introduction, Spoof; Letter, Spoof

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Medical Treatment, Pharmaceuticals, Mathematics

    The illustration 'Very Fond of Gardening' (facing 14) depicts a gentleman in indoor clothing, standing under an umbrella to water a plant in his garden. Having moved from London to rural Lincolnshire, Mrs Pugsley writes to a friend that her one anxiety is 'the likelihood of being taken ill, nine miles off from any physical powers, with nobody that can ride in the house'. She requests 'to be well doctor-stuff'd from Apothecaries' Hall, by the waggon or any other vehicle'. (22) The illustration captioned 'Trianglers' (30) depicts three anglers on a river bank, whose bodies are made up of triangles.

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