Punch,  44 (1863), 48.

Soap for the Sleepy



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Treatment, Sanitation, Psychology

    Discusses an advertisement for 'Mental Toilet Soap', a soap that, when applied to the body, imparts a 'safe stimulant' that is ideal for public performers. Punch stresses the benefits of such a soap to teetotallers 'who no doubt must often feel themselves in want of a "safe stimulant"' and who will subsequently enjoy washing as much as drinking. Rejoices in the possibility that 'orators and Preachers', statesmen, and authors will be more alert after washing with the soap.

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