Punch,  53 (1867), 187.

Carbonic Acid or Sermon?





Religion, Religious Authority, Health, Pollution, Chemistry, Narcotics

    Discusses a report of a recent soiree given by Thomas Guthrie at 'Middrie School' (i.e. Niddrie School, Edinburgh) in which the clergyman described how poor ventilation in a church in Thurso caused the 600 members of the congregation to fall asleep. Asks whether the members of the congregation only fall asleep after the reverend gentleman has mounted the pulpit, and whether they had drunk whisky the night before.

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