Punch,  41 (1861), 252.

A Dish of Lava



News-Commentary, Drollery


Vulcanology, Geology, Quackery, Politics

    Expresses disappointment with Mount Vesuvius for erupting so furiously at a delicate moment in Italian politics (a reference to the invasion of Sicily and Naples by Giuseppe Garibaldi). Notes some of the other celebrated eruptions of the volcano and condemns its actions as familiar and monotonous. Suggests, with some 'scorn', treating it with the 'remedies against eruptions' supplied by 'several quacks in England'.

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