Punch,  25 (1853), 127.

Pat's Welcome to the Reaping-Machine



Poetry, Drollery


Agriculture, Technology, Invention

    An Irish reaper addresses his beloved 'Molly' and complains about the grief that his labours have caused him. He hails Cyrus H McCormick and Patrick Bell, inventors of reaping-machines, and Mr Hussey. He reflects on the advances made in 'machines for sowing, and thrashing, and reaping', and speculates: 'ye'll have a machine for eating it next'.

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