Punch,  39 (1860), 247.

Draw the Cork, Scotland!



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Spiritualism, Narcotics, Language, Cultural Geography

    Noting that 'thanks to Punch, the Spiritualists have found their occupation gone in London', discusses the chances of them succeeding in Scotland. Expects that 'a party of cool, cautious, calculating Scotchmen' would consider table-turning to be a 'waste of time'. However, suggests that Scotland is 'under the influence of spirits', citing in evidence its large consumption of spirits, cases of 'second sight or persons who see double', spirits being 'called from the vasty deep of whiskey-cellars', and spirits being raised by 'a common piece of glass' (in comparison with John Dee's 'Magic Crystal').

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