Punch,  40 (1861), [vi].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 1960. The Moon



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Railways, Amusement, Nutrition

    Argues that the moon hardly deserves the title of planet owing to the existence of a 'Lunar Caustic Railway' between the earth and the moon, and the conversion of the moon into a 'Evening Park for the People'. Notes the truth of the notion that the moon is made of green cheese, which is imported to the earth, and the contest between the alderman Francis G Moon and the 'Man in the Moon' over which was to be 'the sovereign of Lunaria'.

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