Punch,  47 (1864), 7.

Punch's Notes and Queries: A Shameless Piracy Upon Our Honoured and Inestimable Friend N. and Q.



Letter, Spoof


Supernaturalism, Spiritualism, Animal Behaviour, Superstition, Gender

    Written in the style of Notes and Queries, this article includes spoof letters from 'Spirit-Rapper' enquiring about a note in a copy of Lytton 1842, and Dominie Sampson, who wants to know whether women express a superstitious animosity towards spiders, which would explain his wife's habit of clearing away the webs of that 'industrious and indefatigable animal'.

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