Punch's Table-Talk [8/16]
Serial, Notes, Drollery
Breeding, Zoology, Palaeontology, Geology, Religion, Scientific Practitioners, Education, Medical Treatment, Narcotics
Includes remarks on the breeding pattern of oysters. Announces Friedrich A Roemer's discovery of a 'fossil spider' in Palaeozoic rock, a 'scrap' that the author thinks will enable the 'Anti-Geological Society' of Anthony A Cooper (7th Earl of Shaftesbury)—i.e. the Victoria Institute—to promote 'Judaism among the Christians'. Remarks that Isaac Newton's Kensington house is now a 'ladies' school'. Describes a medical treatment for headaches caused by drinking a particular wine.
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