Punch,  61 (1871), 247.

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    Discusses an extract from an article in the Court Journal describing how a fashionable New York woman will illuminate her hair with 'little gas jets, the reservoir of which is to be concealed amidst a wilderness of false braids, puffs and curls'. Plays on the similarity of words describing the power of gas jets and those referring to courtship. For example, suspects that with a 'fire in her eye, and a taper waist', the woman will 'kindle a consuming passion in many a combustible bosom'.

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