Punch,  13 (1847), 60.

Cheap Volcanoes



News-Commentary, Drollery


Geology, Vulcanology, Railways, Travel, Transport, Pollution

    Reports on the imminent visit of 'scientific gentlemen' to observe an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Explains why it is possible to gain an equally impressive display of 'hot coals and smoking cinders' while sitting in a third-class railway carriage near the engine.

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