Punch,  12 (1847), 14.

Imaginary (Railway) Conversations



Essay, Drollery


Telegraphy, Railways, Psychology

    Imagines that if the vibrating wires of an electric telegraph were examined they might contain 'some ecstatic message from some ardent lover'. Punch's 'sentimental reflections' on the telegraph are dissipated when it learns that the telegraphic messages concern coal supplies.

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