Mirror of Literature,  6 (1825), 87–88.

Newspaper Blunders



Extract, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Morning Herald, 24 June 1825 The Times, 20 June 1825 New Times, 23 June 1825


Instruments, Display, Health, Hydropathy, Medical Practitioners

    A number of newspaper advertisements are extracted with humorous headings and comments added. Noting that it has 'hitherto been believed that our Earth was, with a few trifling defects pretty well finished', the writer introduces an advertisement of 'Messrs. Addison and Co., Globemakers' stating that the 'Terraqueous Globe' is 'completed' and available at their manufactory for viewing by the subscribers and by 'all scientific ladies and gentlemen'. Another advertisement offers board and lodging 'in the immediate vicinity of a fine mineral, whose medicinal properties are Antiscorbutic'. (87) A third reads: 'Wanted, by a surgeon residing at Guildford, two apprentices who will be treated as one of the family' (88).

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