Punch,  59 (1870), 23.

Special Pleaders' Mutual Protection Society



Advertisment, Spoof


Pollution, Experiment, Physics

    This protection society 'appeals for support to those unfortunate practitioners who have incurred heavy penalties by their unskilfulness in framing Declarations of attachment, but who are still courageously bent on devoting their tender energies to please'. The advertisement also includes a 'Form of Declaration' in which the bachelor declares that he is 'held and firmly bound' to the spinster by the ties of admiration or affluence, and lists the circumstances under which the declaration would become invalid. These include: 'If in fashionable mockery of Professor Tyndall', the bachelor 'shall raise a dust in the Park, proudly regardless of the mischief which follows in [the spinster's] train'.

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