Punch,  41 (1861), 173.

The Perfect Cure



Illustration, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



Animal Behaviour, Religious Authority, Spiritualism

    Shows Charles H Spurgeon levitating above a stage which, as the caption reveals, is at the 'MR. SP—RG—ON'S NEW CANTERBURY HALL' (an allusion to Spurgeon's new Metropolitan Tabernacle and emphasizing its theatricality). On the wall behind him are posted notices advertising 'SHREWS / LECTURE / SCREAMING FARCE' and 'GORILLA / AND / ALL ABOUT / HIM'. The latter is a reference to Spurgeon's recent lecture on gorillas.

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