Punch,  27 (1854), 143.

The Electric Story Teller



Poetry, Drollery


Telegraphy, Electricity, Technology, Charlatanry, Commerce, Race, Scientific Practitioners

    Criticises the 'fibs' and 'falsehoods' transmitted by the electric telegraph and the broken promise that the invention 'was going to diffuse / Truth o'er the world' and link nations in peace. Laments the tardiness of telegraphic communication and describes the 'rage' of the 'calm philosopher' and the 'quiet sage' who see 'Fair Science thus abused'.

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