Punch,  34 (1858), 84.

Corporation Reform



News-Commentary, Drollery


Nutrition, Health

    Responding to news of the publication of 'Dietary Self Cure of Corpulency' (probably a reference to one of the editions of Moore 1856) , predicts that it will contain suggestions such as a diet of 'biscuits and water', or of things which one particularly hates. Notes Charles J H Dickens's remark that 'breakfast off a cigar' would preserve the figure, advice that it recommends to 'a young swell who is anxious lest he should become swollen'.

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