Punch,  59 (1870), 113.

Extracts from my Common-Place Book. (N.B. The Authorities Will Be Kept till Called for)  [1/5]



Notes, Spoof, Serial


Heroism, Travel, Exploration, Zoology, Meteorology, Analytical Chemistry

People mentioned:

James Cook

Institutions mentioned:

Geographical Society of London

    A series of disjointed observations on natural and social phenomena. For example, begins by claiming that 'Early Science has its martyrs: so has the gout'. Later notes that 'The rainfall in the course of the year in some countries than in others, and is thought to vary with the weather' and that 'The climate of Madagascar has lately been subjected to a searching chemical analysis by three of the first physicians of the day' who show that it consists of 'unequal parts of oxygen, ozone, common salt, and the breath of popular applause'.

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