Societies, Scientific Practitioners, Geology, Commerce, Spectroscopy, Natural History, Zoology, Archaeology, Ethnology
Begins by making some droll observations on the 'Report of the Earthquake Committee', including the claim that the members of this committee must 'present an Earthquake once a year'. Proceeds to give 'Hints for a few other Papers' which poke fun at the ambiguity of terms used in scientific reports. For example, suggests a paper on '"Researches on the Spectral Analysis of Stars", delivered by a Ghost at midnight at the Shades; licensed for spirits', and the '"Last Report on Drudging in the British Isles" by a Maid-of-all-Work'.
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