Punch,  16 (1849), 259.

State of the Hop Gardens



Essay, Drollery; Illustrator, Satire

Relevant illustrations:



N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Horticulture, Agriculture, Entomology, Commerce, Government

    Discusses the impact of the fact that 'modern science has enabled brewers to make beer without hops'. Describes the consumption of the hop-plant by the hop-fly and a species of fly, the 'Vastator Excisor', which ravages whatever 'little may be left of the hops' after other insects have fed on them. The illustration and text reveals that 'Vastator Excisor' is in fact an excise officer.

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