Punch,  12 (1847), 103.

The Progress of Song



News-Commentary, Drollery; Illustration, Caricature; Song, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Phrenology, Mesmerism, Charlatanry, Music

    Reports on the singing activities of the 'Mesmerist and Phrenologist', Mr Hullah. Presents verses allegedly from one of his songs, which include such lines as, 'this cast displays a combination / Of Benevolence deficient, with excessive Veneration'. The illustration shows Hullah pointing to a phrenological bust, whilst singing with piano accompaniment.

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