Punch,  57 (1869), 143.

A Neapolitan Fiasco





Supernaturalism, Miracle, Physiology, Charlatanry

    Comments on a report in The Times of an eye-witness account of the liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius in Naples. The witness stressed that the blood did not froth (contrary to 'French writers on the miracle') or possess the colour of blood, and that it moved altogether when it moved at all. Punch thinks the blood is 'altogether a bubble'.

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