Punch,  53 (1867), 181.


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Reminiscences, Spoof


Military Technology, War, Light, Instruments

    Describes some of his experiences walking around his seaside residence of 'Shorecliff'. These include his observation of the target practice of the 'H.M. gunboat Fieldmouse'. The author expresses his ignorance of the principle 'great guns' and armour plating of the period and later enters a public house where, much to his consternation, the landlord asks him to take apart an achromatic telescope with which the landlord is observing a distant ship.

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