Punch,  10 (1846), 270.

Solar Intelligence



Reportage, Drollery


Astronomy, Anthropomorphism

    Following a spell of hot weather, reports that the sun 'had a glorious time of it', by 'melting a large quantity of butter, making a lot of hay', and performing many 'useful' and 'fantastical' feats. Adds that the sun, however, managed to go 'quietly off to bed at his usual hour'.

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