Punch,  49 (1865), [47].

A Word to the Mermaids

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Illustration, Drollery

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Telegraphy, Engineering, Accidents, Internationalism, Comparative Philology, Gender

    Set on the floor of the Atlantic ocean, the illustration shows several mermaids swinging playfully on a submarine telegraph cable that disappears into the distance. On the left, a stern-looking Neptune shouts at them to 'Get off o'that 'ere cable, can't yer—that's the way t'other one was wrecked!!!'.

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