Punch,  25 (1853), 202.

Mrs Jane Gimlet to Mrs Judith Punch

Jane Gimlet


Letter, Spoof


Public Health, Nutrition, Disease, Religious Authority, Religion, Supernaturalism

    Written to represent an author of limited literary ability, describes the death of her children from asthma but believes this was due to 'bad hare in our place' rather than her own asthmatic condition (which she denies having). Ridicules the proposal to 'ave a day of fastin [...] as a purwentive to the colleher' and points out that while fasting may be a 'Christian hact', she and her family 'hace been a fastin hever so laon an donte feel no better Christens for that'.

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