Punch,  47 (1864), 120.

After-Dinner Papers

Thomas Buzz, Junior


Letter, Spoof; Notes, Drollery


Meteorology, Observation, Periodicals, Amateurism

    Written to represent an author of limited literary abilities, this presents the author's 'long count of the weather of Last Month' that was dictated to him from 'your Scitific Crospondent [...] after dinner'. The notes are somewhat confused and chaotic: for example, 'Cumuli and cirrhi gave themselves up to the full development of ozone; while Summer Meteoric Phosphorescent Trains met the Radiating Streamers within five minutes of each other'.

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