Punch,  51 (1866), 96–97.

Happy Thoughts  [7/39]

[Francis C Burnand]


Diary, Spoof, Serial


Societies, Reading, Evolution

    Describes the narrator's faltering attempt to read to his friends a manuscript for a 'grand work entitled Typical Developments', which begins with a sentence describing the 'very earliest and darkest ages of our ancient earth, before even the grand primæval forests' (96).


Burnand 1868

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