Punch,  27 (1854), 151.

A Broadside from the Black Sea





Telegraphy, War, Technology

    Does not think that the 'haste' of the 'sleepless Tatar', the 'steamboat's prow', 'the train-sped mails', and the 'Electric fires, along the wires', can 'match the speed, wherewith at need, hope, fear, and love combined, / In their strong flight, to the scene of fight, will sweep the unresting mind [waiting for news of the Crimean War]'. Can almost 'curse the skill perverse, that so far having gone, / To Conquer space and time efface, halts ere its work is done'.

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