Punch,  33 (1857), 229.

The Nose a Test of Colour



Essay, Drollery


Anatomy, Human Species, Gender

    Describes cases in which the nose appears to 'betray a lively sensibility to the various gradations of colour' in that it changes according to the colour of the seasons, the emotions, and various social situations. For example, reports that 'we have discovered a slight tinge of green settle on the nasal tips of certain elderly ladies, when they have been more than usually jealous of the success of a younger rival'.

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