Punch,  42 (1862), 20.

Humphrey and Humbug



News-Commentary, Drollery


Astrology, Charlatanry, Government, Prognostication

    Criticizes London alderman John Humphery's puffing of Richard J Morrison's supposedly correct prediction regarding the death of a 'distinguished person'. Claims Punch had contemplated ordering its own 'astrologer' to 'prophesy a "fearful misfortune"' for Humphrey, until it learnt how he had attacked the astrologer Robert C Smith.

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