Punch,  35 (1858), 153.

The Comet

J L, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Illustration, Drollery

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J L, pseud.  [John Leech] *


Astronomy, Observation

    Depicts a parlour in which we see a boy reading a newspaper and his grandmother knitting. The grandmother 'collapses' when the boy explains, in great scientific detail, how the tail of a comet forms.

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