Punch,  39 (1860), 154.

Bedcandle Philosophy



News-Commentary, Drollery


Light, Invention, Reading, Disease, Gender

    Thinks an advertisement for bed-candles made 'to burn half an hour only' was intended to stop 'young ladies of a sentimental turn' spending 'half the night' performing such 'silly suspirations' as combing their hair and 'reading trash in bed', which Punch thinks 'girls' are 'addicted' to and leads to 'dim eyes and pallid cheeks'.

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