Punch,  39 (1860), 217.




Essay, Drollery


Spiritualism, Charlatanry, Comparative Philology

    Notes that an 'action for damages' has been brought for 'turn-tables' supplied to a railway company. Admitting that it mistook this for the 'rotary instruments' of the 'Spirit-rappers', asks spiritualists whether King Arthur and his knights 'were in the habit' of turning their tables, and whether they will allow table-turning to be called 'a round game' and 'Spirit-rapping, the rapacious sums that are rapped out of fools'—'cribbage'.

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