Punch,  35 (1858), 214.

Theory of Shooting Stars



Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Ancient Authorities, Superstition, Prognostication

    Noting the ancient belief that 'stars were supposed to be the representatives' of eminent people, suggests the possibility that the early-November flurry of 'falling stars' are symbols of 'the Mayors then going out of office'.

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