Our Dramatic Correspondent
Regular Feature—Letter, Spoof; Illustration, Drollery
Palaeontology, Astronomy, Observation, Instruments, Time, Measurement
The illustration (on 34) shows several 'Antediluvians' standing on a riverbank, and observing a comet (which has a head with a smiling face) with telescopes. The caption explains that this is meant to show how the age of the 1861 comet is 'ascertained to a Nicety', since it shows antediluvians recognising 'an Old Acquaintance of A. M. 1372'.
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