Punch,  14 (1848), 38.

Looking-GLasses for Birds

Tom-Tit, pseud.  [[Douglas W Jerrold]] *


Letter, Spoof


Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Light, Instruments

    Responds to an extract from an article in the Gardener's Chronicle in which the author explains how he stopped tomtits from attacking his pears by hanging a looking glass from the tree. Warns Mr Punch not to believe this on the grounds that while looking glasses will deter tomtits from trees, they will attract many more vanity-seeking hen-birds.

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