Punch,  31 (1856), 222.

The Overdue Comet



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astronomy, Superstition, Amusement, Music

    Questions the non-appearance of a comet 'seen, or supposed to have been seen, in Ireland'. Suggests that the 'terrible catastrophes which are almost daily occurring require a comet', but observes that if there is a comet then it has brought the 'ill-wind' associated with Italian opera singing.

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