Punch,  2 (1842), 81.

The World



Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Societies

    Ponders the meaning of 'the world'. Believes this is the 'age of astronomy' owing to the fact that 'more worlds are mentioned in daily conversation' than William Herschel ever observed. Identifies several worlds in society including 'the scientific world' which is 'full of smoke and noise as the birthplace of steam ought to be'. Thinks the British Association for the Advancement of Science should identify which of these is 'by pre-eminence, the World'.

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