Punch,  58 (1870), 220.

To Our Calculating Boys





Astronomy, Heat, Light, Energy, Mechanics, Utilitarianism, Class

    Begins with a report describing the time period during which the heat generated by the impact of Mercury and Jupiter on the sun would 'cover the solar emission'. Suggests that those who enjoy this calculation will also like to calculate 'what amount of enlightenment' and 'increase in heat of their debaters' would be caused by smartly knocking together the 'heads of dense body', such as poor-law guardians.

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