Punch,  61 (1871), 233.

A Rap on the Nose for Bardolphs





Medical Treatment, Electricity

    Responds to a report in the Pall Mall Gazette concerning Jean B Bernier's discovery that a 'stream of electricity, directed on a drunkard's red nose, will kill off grog-blossoms'. Believes this may signal the disappearance of 'light-house beacons kindled on nasal promonotories'. Thinks that 'jolly noses will become sorry noses' and suggests how their 'wearers' should rephrase Olivier Basselin's Vaux de Vire in order to incorporate Bernier's discovery.

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