Mirror of Literature,  4 (1824), 266–67.

Specimens of a New Dictionary



Extract, Drollery

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine


Menageries, Zoology, Error, Astrology, Astronomy, Alchemy, Chemistry, Disciplinarity, Progress

    According to the 'showman at Exeter 'Change', the hippopotamus 'is a hamphibious animal that cannot live upon land and dies in the water' (266). 'Astrology is to Astronomy what alchemy is to chemistry, the ignorant parent of a learned offspring' (267).

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