Punch,  21 (1851), 102.

Literary Eclipse



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astronomy, Periodicals, Electricity, Metallurgy

    Responds to the grossly poetic way in which a 'Sunderland paper' described the recent solar eclipse. Comparing the luminosity of the report to that of the sun, urges readers to peruse the report through 'a piece of smoked glass'. The report includes the remark that the sun '"stood trembling at the gates of the west," electro-plating with burnished gold every hill and tree'.

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