Punch,  38 (1860), [iii].

Mr Punch's Entomological Recreations: Tape-Worms



Notes, Drollery


Natural History, Animal Behaviour, Government, Invention, Progress

    In a similar vein to PU1/28/8/1 and , PU1/30/20/2, this is a 'natural historical' description of 'the red-tape worm', a government-residing species which impedes business and technological progress. For example, notes that the species 'is peculiarly insidious and determined in its attacks on all new inventions or improved business machinery' and, like 'some other of the ascarides', it 'has a tendency to multiply itself'.

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