Punch,  44 (1863), 205.

Shakespearian Juveniles



Essay, Drollery


Spiritualism, Supernaturalism, Imposture, Charlatanry, Amusement

    Identifies Daniel D Home as the younger brother of 'Antonio', who allegedly inspired a character of the same name and similar criminal characteristics in William Shakespeare's Tempest. Offers a spoof extract from Home's autobiography (Home 1863) which contains many references to people possessing the same names as those in Shakespeare's play. The author describes his early passion for conjuring, his apprenticeship to 'an amiable Magician', his learning of card tricks, his creation of much 'floating capital' out of his ability to be 'wafted through the atmosphere by unseen agencies, and his appearance as a ghost to the 'late Duke of Milan'.

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