Punch,  14 (1848), 75.

News of the Comet



Reportage, Drollery


Astronomy, Prognostication, Government, Politics

    Noting the imminent arrival of the comet, points out that 'England has already been visited by its share of misfortunes', including the recent Government budget. Reports that Professor Donneranblitz has calculated that the figures seen in the comet's tail add up to five, the new percentage of income tax announced in the budget.

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