Punch,  35 (1858), 150.

A Serenade to the Comet



Poetry, Drollery


Astronomy, Gender, Observation

    Invites the comet to express annoyance at being the object of 'popular stare'. Notes that unlike 'genteel ladies', the comet possibly cannot bear being on view and consequently turns 'red in the face' —an allusion to the comet's appearance.

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