Sweet Phosphor, Bring the Day
Agriculture, Analytical Chemistry, Charlatanry
With a title taken from Francis Quarles, Mr Punch informs the 'British Farmer' that in his recent article on manures (PU1/62/25/2), he did not intend to claim that everything called 'Phospho-Guano' was worthless. Appeals to Justus von Liebig's favourable views on the substance. Advises the British Farmer to 'doctor his land' with these 'medicaments'. Adds that Mr Little, on whose views he based his article, 'disclaims any idea of confounding a worthy manufacture with a quack compound'.
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