Punch,  30 (1856), 247.

Ecclesiastical Chemistry





Religious Authority, Religion, Chemistry, Death

    Responds to a Morning Post report about Catholic priests refusing to bury Protestants when they do not have their own clergy. Regards this distinction between bodies as 'bigotry' and points out that the Protestant divine, unlike the 'popish parson', knows that the products of animal decomposition are gaseous and hence 'mingle', and that 'a 'denominational distinction in a burying-ground comes, ultimately, to a distinction' between the phosphates of lime of corpses of different denominations.

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