Our Vox Stellarum
Astrology, Prognostication, Charlatanry, Politics
Following the publication of Punch's Pocket Book for 1856, Mr Punch relates how 'his auguries for November and December' have been fulfilled. This is presented as a comparison between the prophecy for each month and its supposed fulfilment, the latter being absurd social and political interpretations of equally ridiculous predictions concerning astronomical events. Boasts that Mr Punch has beaten 'all the Prophets on their own ground', including 'Raphael' (Robert C Smith) and 'Zadkiel' (Richard J Morrison).
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