Punch,  50 (1866), 67.

Light from Llangollen



News-Commentary, Drollery


Exploration, Charlatanry, Animal Husbandry, Disease, Superstition, Nutrition

    Begins by urging that 'Science may take herself off to the Zambesi River, or to Natal, or to some place where she has not been found out to be a humbug', and introduces a letter from 'A Landowner', published in the Llangollen Advertiser, who 'has discovered what all the learned philosophers have failed to divine': that the cattle plague is 'Volcanic Effluvia rising out of the earth', which is a 'punishment for the extravagance of great people' for eating meat.

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