Punch,  58 (1870), 67.

More Happy Thoughts  [32/37]

[Francis C Burnand]


Diary, Spoof, Serial


Health, Nutrition, Medical Treatment, Discovery

    Describes further remedies prescribed by Dr Caspar to improve the narrator's health, and later details his experiences in a vapour-bath. While bathing, he becomes aware of 'myriads' of ants near the bath which prompts him to ponder the story of Robert the Bruce and the spider. He then remember that Galileo Galilei 'made a scientific discovery about the pendulum while watching a church-lamp during a stupid sermon'.


Burnand 1871

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