Punch,  48 (1865), 94.

Interesting Information (From the 'Hanwell Mercury')



Extract, Reportage, Spoof


Astronomy, Periodicals, Hospitals, Medical Treatment

    Taken from a periodical whose title evokes Hanwell Lunatic Asylum, these extracts are appropriately bizarre, including news that 'The planet Venus, now so conspicuous an object in the heavens, has put forth a tail' which 'may account for the fact that the Moon has been making faces'.

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