Punch,  47 (1864), 28.

Spirit-Moving Trade Intelligence



News-Commentary, Drollery


Spiritualism, Commerce, Political Economy, Nutrition, Manufactories

    Noting the dramatic changes in the prices of 'precious metals and provisions', suggests that such 'rising and oscillating movement on the part of gold must clearly have been caused by spiritual agency', and that this was behind the 'rise in bread prices'. Wishes the spirits would 'effect a rise in bread just at the right moment in the manufacture', but laments that 'unluckily the spirits never condescend to stoop to any sort of useful work'.

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