Punch,  33 (1857), 84.

Elaborate Folly



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Technology, Accidents

Institutions mentioned:

Atlantic Telegraph Company

    Reports that an 'acquaintance' of Punch claims that the names of the ships in the Atlantic telegraph squadron 'presaged failure': 'the Cyclops hinted that the directors were half blind, the Agamemnon that they had estimated by Troy weight, instead of taking care avoir due Poise, and the Niagara that there would be a Great Fall'.

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