Punch,  11 (1846), 169.

Lunar Phenomenon

John South


Letter, Spoof

Relevant illustrations:



N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Astronomy, Observatories

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Observatory, Greenwich

    The spoof letter writer, South (an allusion to James South), reports 'an extraordinary appearance on the face of the moon' which he judges to be 'the longitude of the Duke [of Wellington]'s face in his statue at Hyde Park Corner, acting on the latitude of the moon's diameter'. Wants this obstruction to his astronomical observations to be removed. The illustration shows South's view of statue through his telescope.

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