A Michaelmas Goose Cooked
Spiritualism, Periodicals, Reason, Charlatanry
Discusses an argument made in the Spiritual Magazine that it is 'pleased to have Punch as an enemy rather than as a friend, for he is doing good to the cause by making it more extensively known'. Believes this illustrates that the 'Spiritualist mind [...] does not reason', and points out that if Punch did support 'such humbugs as the Spiritualists [...] his circulation and his character would be injured'. Agrees with the Spiritual Magazine that Punch has helped the 'Spiritualist cause' by exposing 'the trickery by which it is supported'.
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