Punch,  9 (1845), 14.

A Pump and a Well



News-Commentary, Drollery


Societies, Scientific Practitioners

    Notes that members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science style themselves 'pumps' and ponders a paper by one such pump, Rev. T Rankin, on a 'deep well'. Suggests that 'scientific minds' would make ridiculous observations about the well, such as 'I wonder how deep the water is'.

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