Punch,  52 (1867), 234.

Two Different Stories





Military Technology, Religious Authority, Religion

    Discusses an article in the Tablet describing how a 'French nobleman' has presented the pontifical government with fifty thousand Francs for 'breech-loaders'. Noting the 'divers breech-loading rifles', wonders which variety will be adopted by Pope Pius IX, suggesting that he will have 'an arm of infallible precision' rather than an Enfield 'converted to Popery'.

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