Rome and Ramsbotham
Lavinia R Junior
Regular Feature, Letter, Spoof
Religion, Religious Authority, Astronomy, Instruments, Meteorology, Astrology, Prognostication
Written from the perspective of a slightly illiterate female correspondent writing from Rome during the meeting of the Œcumenical Council. She compares the 'Roman Currycombs' with the underground railway in London, and notes that the 'Great Antipathy' 'Mr Rossy' is here (possibly a reference to the actor Ernesto Rossi) although she believes this is 'the same that invented the large telescope in Ireland somewhere (a reference to William Parsons (3rd Earl Rosse)). In a postscript she tells Mr Punch that the 'weather-prophets sat we're going to have a very bad time of it in Rome; but I don't trust their vaccinations. Give me Old Moore and Zamiel'.
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