Punch,  15 (1848), 182.

The "Feast of Reason" under Existing Circumstances



News-Commentary, Drollery


Sanitation, Disease, Nutrition, Health, Monstrosities

    Discusses a Morning Chronicle article containing a table of the recommended diet to be taken 'During the Prevalence of the Epidemic Cholera'. Regards the 'bill of fare' as excessively rich, and suitable only for a creature with the gastric capacity 'of an Alderman' or the 'Sea Serpent'. Believes the Morning Chronicle correspondent would turn the British into a 'prize people' and notes that there is 'hardly any luxury that he forbids except cucumber and green apples'. Thinks that the diet-table is intended for the union workhouses where cholera rages and where gammon should be used as a 'regimen'.

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