Down with Your Star-Dust!
Astronomy, Comparative Philology, Light, Instruments
The initial letter of the first word of the article is formed from part of a picture in which a woman is shown looking out of a window at the moon. Behind her tiptoes a very large telescope with human legs and arms. The article notes astronomers' 'astonishment' at the 'splendid new Comet' and presents Mr Punch's evidence (which he offers as a bet to other astronomers) that the celestial body is the same as the one observed at various times in the past, and his prediction for its future appearance.
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