Punch,  63 (1872), 67.

Natural Query



Drollery, Drollery


Government, Politics, Scientific Practitioners, Status, Controversy

    Notes that the First Commissioner of Works, Acton S Ayrton, considers his standing as a politician to be on a par with the standing as scientists of Charles Lyell, Thomas H Huxley, and James Paget. Questions why Ayrton is, accordingly, 'so low down the Government stairs'.

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