Punch,  14 (1848), 25.

The Sun-Light and Gas-Light



Illustration, Drollery; News-Commentary, Drollery

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N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Light, Astronomy, Invention, Government, Politics

    Reports on the 'gratifying proposition' to impose a tax upon the sun's 'old rival', gaslight. Notes that taxing the rays of the sun 'may be objected to as taxes on industry', given the sun's early appearance for most of the year. Glad that 'young Gas' is indignant at the news because 'he never flares up without enlightening the public'.

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