Punch,  34 (1858), 142.

No Justice for Widowers!



Letter, Spoof


Religious Authority, Physiology, Natural Law, Government

    Protests that the new bill for legalising marriage with a deceased wife's sister is a physiological rather than a theological question. Insisting that 'what is physiologically right is theologically right also', the writer argues that Parliament should be a 'theological assembly' and 'ought to legislate on the foundation of natural laws', but claims that he will warmly oppose natural laws and other 'mandates' coming from this authority.

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