Punch,  2 (1842), 149.


J Leech *


Illustration, Satire

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J Leech *


Metaphysics, Matter Theory, Philosophy

    Depicts a drunken scene in a room. One drunken figure smoking a cigar converses with another holding a glass of wine. Another man is slumped on a table and the feet of another figure poke out from under the table-cloth. A book by Immanuel Kant lies on the floor. The smoker agrees with the drinker's notion of 'Corporeity' but points out that it 'presupposes—(hic)— the idea of absolute spirituality—(hic)—perfection' and is incompatible with the 'definition of space'. The drinker replies 'Well!—don't—go—old fellow. Have some more m-m-m-ore g-g-g-r-o-grog'.

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