Punch,  49 (1865), 179.

Punch's Table-Talk  [2/16]



Serial, Notes, Drollery


Zoological Gardens, Representation, Steam-power, Invention, Quackery, Commerce, Instruments

Institutions mentioned:

Zoological Society—Gardens

    Comprises short numbered paragraphs that offer opinions, wisdom, gossip, news-commentary, and other items of information. These include a fond recollection of a visit to Exeter Change Royal Menagerie (where the author enjoyed the 'picture of the animals'), Benjamin Disraeli's remark that Robert Peel 'traces steam-engines to tea-kettles', advice on beating James Morison, Bartholomew Parr, and Thomas Holloway at their own game of medical quackery, and remarks on an 'article in the last Quarterly about the Mariner's Compass' (a reference to Hemming 1865).

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