Punch,  32 (1857), 110.

Poisoned Tea





Prognostication, Adulteration,

    Urging the 'British public' to look to its teapots, argues that the Chinese are a 'far-seeing people' who 'anticipated Aristotle', and 'had nameless Bacons [...] ages before the time of the Novum Organon', because they 'foresaw the coming atrocities to be inflicted upon them by the barbarian English', and accordingly 'poisoned a few thousand chests of tea shipped for the English market'.

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