Punch,  55 (1868), 160.

Mythology and Socks



Announcement, Spoof


Comparative Philology, Narcotics, Chemistry, Disease

    Claims that Hercules was poisoned not by the poisoned blood of a centaur, but by the toxic aniline compound from which the shirt was dyed red—the same compound 'which in coloured socks are blistering the feet and ankles of the British Public'.

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