Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 46–47.

Norfolk Punch. An Incantation



Extract, Poetry, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine


Chemistry, Medical Practitioners, Museums, Monstrosities

    Refers to 'Nantz' (Brandy) as being 'By Arabia's chemic skill, / Sublimed, condensed, in trickling still'. Directs the removal of the skins of thirty oranges and lemons, continuing: 'Then, as doctors wise preserve / Things from nature's course that swerve, / Insects of portentous shape—worms, / Wreathed serpents, asps, and tape-worms, / Ill-fashioned fishes, dead and swimming, / And untimely fruits of women; / All the thirty skins infuse / In Alcohol's Phlogistic dews'. (46)

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