Punch,  22 (1852), 66.

Lord Brougham's Optical Lecture



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Light, Lecturing, Magic, Politics

    Reports on the lecture on optics delivered to the Académie des Sciences in Paris by statesman Henry P Brougham (1st Baron Brougham and Vaux), later published as Brougham 1853. Purports to be shocked that Brougham promised to give 'the greatest Optical Illusion that ever visited a nation' and proceeded to produce 'a phantasm of Louis Napoleon'.

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