Police and Banditti
Johnson, Jun. U
Introduction, Drollery; Letter, Spoof
Music, Mathematics, Scientific Practitioners
Introduces a letter from Johnson, Jun., who complains about the noises made by a police brass band, and who reveals that his father (clearly modelled on Charles Babbage) is 'writing a book about Astronomy, I think, and Mathematics' and is driven wild by the policemen practising. Punch suggests this is why the police' obstinately refuse to suppress street-noises'.
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