Punch,  61 (1871), 54.

A Great Disappointment



Letter, Spoof


Geography, Education, Travel, Exploration

    The writer describes his disappointment on reading the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, a publication which he believed would remedy the 'defects' of his education. Explains that his limited knowledge of geography deterred him from taking up an invitation in the periodical to undertake an expedition to China. Continues to lament the parochial nature of his geographical knowledge.

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