Punch,  2 (1842), 135.

On the Earthquake that Didn't Keep its Appointment



Poetry, Drollery


Geology, Scientific Practitioners, Prognostication, Medical Practitioners, Controversy

    Concerns the earthquake that failed to hit London. Tells a 'Dr Dree' and 'Dr Dee' that despite their 'prophecies of woe' the earthquake amounted to 'no / very great shakes at all'. Draws the moral that 'for once two Doctors did agree' but that 'they were wrong'.

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