Punch's Stomachology [2/2]
Essay, Spoof, Serial
Phrenology, Anatomy, Class, Psychology
Explains that the 'sustaining faculties' of the stomach are 'particularly active amongst lower classes of the community' and that the 'Sentiments or Affections draw us by a mysterious and irresistible power towards those viands which are calculated to afford us more refined pleasure'. Thinks his system of 'stomachology' will 'form a valuable indication of human character' and can be used to choose partners, servants, and politicians.
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