Punch,  32 (1857), 199.

Explosion of a Modern Miracle



News-Commentary, Drollery


Supernaturalism, Miracle, Religious Authority, Superstition, Belief

    Discusses the exposure of an alleged sighting of the Virgin Mary on 'the hill of La Salette' and ridicules a report concerning the alleged power of water from this hill to cure 'all the evils of the body'. Concludes by urging the world to remember the 'miraculous discernment' evinced by Mr Punch 'nearly five years ago, in seeing through and elucidating that device of priestcraft'.

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