Punch,  40 (1861), [x].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 2310. Neptune



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Futurism, Mapping, Geology, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Monstrosities, Hunting, Gender

    Notes that Neptune 'is simply a lake of water' that is impossible to sound and is inhabited by mermaids who have proved difficult to catch. Adds that the planet's water 'mixes extremely well with any spirituous fluid'.

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