The Disadvantages of Science
Telegraphy, Railways, Gender
Complains that the electric telegraph 'prevents the course of true love from running smooth', because it extinguishes 'runaway matches by rail'. Adds that the 'fair sex' want to create a 'Parliamentary Bill removing elopements out of the jurisdiction of the telegraph'.
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