Punch,  55 (1868), 95.

British Association



Notes, Drollery


Societies, Scientific Practitioners, Geology, Commerce, Spectroscopy, Natural History, Zoology, Archaeology, Ethnology

People mentioned:

George Rolleston

    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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