Punch,  63 (1872), 23.

More Taxes on Knowledge



Notes, Drollery


Amusement, Zoology, Geology, Engineering

Institutions mentioned:

Thames Tunnel

    A list of 'taxes' levied in polite society. These include 'Being asked to take down Lady Humgriffyn to dinner, instead of pretty little Mrs. Prattleton, because you happen to know something of the Troglodytes, or the Dolomites, or the Zoophytes, or something which happens to be her Ladyship's pet theme for conversation'.

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