Punch,  52 (1867), 188.

A Joke of the First Water



News-Commentary, Drollery


Narcotics, Nationalism

    Discusses an extract from an article in the British Medical Journal presenting the views of Peter Millar, a 'Baillie of Musselburgh', who claimed that the finest toddy was made from the worst water in the town. Argues that the reason for this is because it 'forms with whiskey a union of body and spirit' which it then develops as 'animal matter with spirit' and 'animal spirits'.

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