Punch,  55 (1868), 65.

Narcissus Per Devia Lustra Vagans





Military Technology, Charlatanry, Government, Error

    Notes that 'Mr. Narcissus Reed' (i.e. Edward J Reed) has not resigned his position as chief constructor of the Royal Navy or defended his mistake (over the design of turrets on ironclads) to the House of Commons. Explains that although the Admiralty know that Cowper P Coles is 'right about turrets' and Reed is wrong, they would rather not have a 'disturbance with Narcissus'.

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