Punch,  19 (1850), 173.

Mr Punch to Pio Nono



Letter, Spoof


Religious Authority, Education, Astronomy, Anti-Scientism

    Responds to the resolution of the Thurles Synod in favour of a Catholic University of Ireland. Tells 'Pio Nono' (Pope Pius IX) that his bishops want 'to cook the accounts of science and philosophy' to please 'orthodox taste'—a 'Cullenary' process which will lead to the sun having a diameter of 'two yards'. Believes those who cook facts come from 'the antipodes to Heaven'.

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