Punch,  46 (1864), 101.

A Mad World





War, Military Technology

    Reflecting on the persistence of wars across the globe (notably the recent Prussian-Austrian war against Denmark), notes that 'Science, which we hoped was given / That mortals Nature might subdue, / Is taxed for bolts that, farthest driven, / May crush their fellow, flying true; / And armour to defend the sides / Of the strong ship that keeps the sea'.

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