Punch,  40 (1861), [viii].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 1990. Saturn



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Exploration, Futurism, War, Cultural Geography, Government, Nutrition, Religion, Imperialism

    Describes how the 'Saturnians' failed in their attempt to invade the earth 'and convert its inhabitants into Vegetarians and Pagans', a move leading to their conversion into 'mutton-chops', and the invasion of Saturn by Sir Juvenal Mahu. Ends by noting that 'Saturn has since become a dependency of England' whose ring is to be cleared away by an act of Parliament.

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