Punch,  59 (1870), 40.

"Where Prayers Cross."—Shakespeare

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Illustration, Drollery

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Meteorology, Instruments, Superstition, Comparative Philology

    Shows two children who have abandoned a game of croquet in order to kneel in prayer before St Swithun, who has appeared before them. The saint is represented as a giant barometric weather gauge—the dial being his face, and the indicators sprouting from his nose. The caption indicates the saint's dilemma in the current drought: 'What was Saint Swithun to do?—Spoil the Croquet or Corn?'.

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