Punch,  40 (1861), 29.

Astronomical Intelligence



Reportage, Spoof


Astronomy, Observation, Discovery, Amateurism

    Announces that of all the 'Great many new stars' that have lately been discovered, the largest was discovered 'when our friend Plump Bulgely, Esq., fell down on some ice', and made a 'more satisfactory Observation' with 'a powerful glass—of brandy and water'.

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