Punch,  31 (1856), 27.

Questions for the Civil Service



News-Commentary, Drollery


Education, Government, Mechanics, Chemistry

    Discusses criticism by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George C Lewis, of the literary examinations for the subordinate class of civil servants employed in the Customs and other offices. Suggests that 'Tide-waiters' might be expected to have knowledge of 'the theory of tides', while excise men should know 'hydrostatics and chemistry'.

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