Punch,  10 (1846), 64.

Butterflies and Bishops

[Douglas W Jerrold] *


News-Commentary, Drollery


Entomology, Superstition, Religion, Religious Authority, Government, Prognostication

    Noting recent reports of 'an immense cloud of butterflies' that was 'seen somewhere upon the coast' and which threatened to devour crops. Denies that Punch is superstitious, but suspects that the fear of an 'untoward event' emanating from the cloud prompted a new parliamentary bill to create 'no less than nineteen new bishops'.

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