Punch,  30 (1856), 224.

De Lunatico Inquirendo



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    Reports that the 'Moon controversy' has moved from The Times to the Royal Polytechnic Institution. Relates that there is public anxiety concerning 'the identity between the Moon which Mr. Jelinger Symons has made his own' and the luminary which John H Pepper has '"secured" for his scientific purposes' at the Polytechnic Institution. Reassures anxious 'elderly females' that Pepper's 'moon' is a 'perfectly legitimate luminary' with geological features and rotation.

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