Punch,  11 (1846), 262.

Movements in High Life



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astronomy, Anthropomorphism

    Reports on astronomers' claim that the planet Jupiter will soon be holding 'a sort of reunion of all his moons'. Describes the conjunction of the moons as if it were a party. For example, claims that Jupiter will be appearing in 'all his belts' and that the 'opposite motions of the first and second satellites [...] will prevent the pleasing assembly from being of very long duration'.

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