Punch,  40 (1861), [ix].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 2001. Herschel



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Futurism, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Gender, Monstrosities, Cultural Geography, Hunting

    Describes the formation of a colony on this 'little known planet' (Herschel), which was threatened by the actions of 'Flying Women who infest the coast'. Adds that 'Science has no heart' and insists on killing 'these preposterous birds', but that they are beautiful and have defied attempts to stupify them. Warns that they must be propitiated if the planet is to be explored.

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