Punch,  43 (1862), 23.

Essays and Remarks



Essay, Drollery


Amusement, Scientific Practitioners, Methodology, Reasoning

    Seeking to give advice on procuring 'good boots', suggests identifying who makes the boots of Michael Faraday or Richard Owen, since 'a philosopher should be the best judge of the fitness of things, including boots', although such a person may 'buy their boots ready made'. Later, speculates on why 'no boots are ever named after men of eminence in science and letters', including Isambard K Brunel, Robert Stephenson, and Justus von Liebig.

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