Punch,  33 (1857), 34.

A Boy's Petition

Blobb Secundus


Letter, Spoof


Hospitals, Astronomy, Language

    The boy tells Mr Punch about his 'governor', who surmised that the word 'orbas', to be used in an inscription on a hospital for orphans of soldiers, meant that the hospital was intended for 'sick worlds'—'Perhaps the worlds the Comet has hit'.

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