Punch,  13 (1847), 93.

Moral Maxims for Tourists



Notes, Drollery


Railways, Psychology, Metaphysics, Physiology, Human Species

    Likens the human mind to a carpet-bag, owing to the fact that 'with good packing it will contain any amount of useful contents'. Compares the human being to a railway by claiming that, 'the engine is the mind, the stoker appetite, and reason the engineer'. Likens metaphysics to a 'French dinner', since 'you may enjoy the results' but should avoid the 'processes by which they have been attained'.

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