Punch,  39 (1860), 93.

Harbouring Mystery



News-Commentary, Drollery


Steamships, Engineering, Technology, Commerce, Nutrition, Analogy

    Speculates on the uses of a 'gridiron' which is being prepared for the reception of the SS Great Eastern. Plays on the culinary meaning of the word: for example, hopes that the ship will not be 'hauled over the coals again' and thinks it might be used to give shareholders of the enterprise a chance to see 'their stake slowly done'.

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