Punch,  48 (1865), 154.


Unscientific Correspondent


Poetry, Drollery


Gas Chemistry, Aeronautics, Meteorology, Astronomy, Light, Health, Death

    The poet ponders the identity of ozone, which he has been reading about in 'the Press'. Explains that he has read that Henry T Coxwell and James Glaisher have 'seen / A quantity of Ozone' during their ascent to the cold heights, but observes that neither of them explained the nature and etymology of ozone. Goes on complain that while John R Hind has explained the diminution in the brightness of 'some Heavenly body' by 'The quantities of Ozone', he too has failed to reveal its nature. Throughout the poem, the author suggests that it might be 'something to eat' or drink, or a bird, and in conclusion he points out that 'modern doctors' have argued for the dependence of life on ozone but complains of still not knowing what it is.

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