Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 224.

March of Mind



Anecdote, Drollery


Chemistry, Gender

    'While a ventriloquist was describing the nature of gas, a blue stocking lady clamorously inquired of a gentleman near her, what he meant by oxy-gin and hydro-gin, or what was the difference? "very little, madam," said he; "by oxy-gin, we mean pure gin, and by hydro-gin, gin and water"'.

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