Punch,  61 (1871), 41.

Phosphorous and Phrenology



Poetry, Drollery


Psychology, Materialism, Religious Authority, Heterodoxy, Superstition, Phrenology

    Observes that 'modern Sages' argue for the dependence of thought on phosphorous. Notes that in 'former days', the clergy would have 'fried' these people for 'heresy deserving arson'. However, this claim shocks the reason and 'humbles pride and glory' and leads to the notion that when we loose phosphorous 'we lose our wits'.

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