Punch,  49 (1865), 201.

Punch's Table-Talk  [4/16]



Serial, Notes, Drollery


Invention, Domestic Economy, Scientific Practitioners, Technology, Steam-power, Class, Machinery, Invention

    Includes the assertion that Kent should be assigned to 'the ingenious inventor of machines for promoting Domestic Economy', arguments against the theory that Francis Bacon (1st Viscount St Alban) wrote 'the valuable part' of William Shakespeare's plays, criticisms of the old-fashioned nature of almanacs, and the argument against the superiority of 'mechanical genius' (which is supported by the claim that 'Abstract thinking is the occupation of the true gentleman—steam engines is low').

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