Punch,  33 (1857), 67.

Parliamentary and Ministerial Education

A Pass-able Officer


Letter, Spoof


Education, Geology, Heat, Physics

People mentioned:

Euclid , Michael Faraday

Institutions mentioned:


    Noting the awesome range of subjects that the Council of Military Education expects army officers to master, the narrator, a spoof applicant to the army, doubts whether leading men of the day have mastered these subjects. For example, he wonders, 'What does Sir Charles Napier [...] know about geology[?]', and whether 'Mr Roebuck has any extensive knowledge of the mysteries of heat, beyond the heat of temper he occasionally displays in debate'.

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