Punch,  38 (1860), 231.

Mr Punch a Spirit-Rapper



Essay, Drollery


Spiritualism, Supernaturalism, Miracle, Politics, Periodicals

    Announces that Mr Punch has been completely converted to the 'Spirit Rapping Persuasion' (rather than being a 'half-hearted' spiritualist) after reading the Spiritual Magazine. Reveals that the conversion followed an article in the latter periodical attacking Mr Punch's picture of the spirit hand which allegedly helped Emperor Napoleon III of France perform the action of 'Taking a Sight'. Explains that the editor of the Spiritual Magazine could only have obtained the highly confidential information concerning Mr Punch's picture, had he been given it by a ghost. Proceeds to describe Mr Punch's belief in several other spiritualistic phenomena and concludes by noting his intention to employ ghosts as contributors to Punch.

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