Punch,  41 (1861), 222–23.

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    Complains of the 'modern French abominations' of the stage—the portrayal of death by poisoning in melodramas. Prefers one character to kill another by more dramatic means than by slaying him 'by half inches with homeopathic doses', which produces 'the most distressing facial effects'. Prefers 'a bullet through the body, or a bludgeon-stroke behind the back' to 'poisoned puddings, and doctored doctor's stuff'. (222)

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