Punch,  43 (1862), 197.

Poisoners and Polkers



Essay, Drollery


Health, Disease, Amusement

    Ponders the amount of arsenic likely to be given off by a 'lady's ball-dress' during a dance, and accordingly considers these balls to be 'as deadly and destructive as a cannon ball'. Upholding the physical benefits of dancing, hopes 'poisoned dresses will soon go out of fashion'.

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