Punch,  50 (1866), 35.

Punch's Table-Talk  [14/16]



Serial, Notes, Drollery


Military Technology, Dynamics, Ethnology, Anatomy, Philosophy

    Includes a description of a young artillery officer who was delayed in his rifle practice by two fellow officers who asked him to make allowance for 'barometric pressure' and the 'rotation of the earth'. Also records Pliny's description of the one-legged Monosceli tribe of Indians, and the remark that 'Bacon and I could safely declare All knowledge to be our Province. But smaller men, endeavouring to be cosmical, are apt to be comical'.

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