Punch,  32 (1857), 157.

The Oldest Error in the World



Notes, Drollery


Invention, Military Technology, Adulteration

    Criticises historians' claim that the Chinese invented gunpowder and asserts that the historians mean 'Gunpowder Tea'—a reference to the adulterated tea exported from China to England.

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