Punch,  38 (1860), 176.

Infallible Arguments



News-Commentary, Drollery


Religious Authority, Astrology, Mesmerism, Spiritualism, Scientific Practitioners, Chemistry, Astronomy

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    Insists that Roman Catholics share with 'Mesmerists, Spirit-Rappers, and Astrologers', the tendency to be 'terribly offended by any ridicule of their persuasions'. Contrasts this response to that of 'men of science', in particular the chemist, who does not become 'angry with a shallow public for laughing at any discovery which he may happen to publish', and the astronomer who does not become vexed when 'the marvels of the heavens which he discovers are received with smiles'.

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