The World Knows Nothing of its Greatest Men
Extract, Essay, Spoof
Purportedly a quotation from George Cruikshank, the author considers the inventor of the corkscrew was 'almost as great a man' as William Harvey, because while the latter 'discovered the circulation of the blood', the former promoted the 'circulation of the bottle'.
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