Sykes on the Spikes
Meteorology, Aeronautics, Heroism, Mental Illness
Ponders the remarks of Col. Sykes who scoffed at the dangerous exploits of the 'aëronauts' James Glaisher and Henry T Coxwell, but attributes Sykes's 'wild ideas about the ease of approaching the moon' to the fact that he 'Served gratuitously as a Royal Commissioner in Lunacy'.
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