Punch,  21 (1851), 91.

Strange Insect in the Crops



Reportage, Drollery


Agriculture, Entomology, Microscopy, Commerce

    Reports the existence of 'a curious kind of insect' in ripe ears of corn which, according to Mr Punch's examination of the species under a microscope, is distinguished by the white letters '5d'. Explains that the blight at present found among the 'British Farmers' wheat predicts, 'The Best Quartern Loaf, price 5d.'

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