Punch,  37 (1859), 72.

Vermin Extraordinary



News-Commentary, Drollery


Agriculture, Narcotics, Language, Entomology

    Responds to a handbill from a Doncaster chemist whose advertisement for 'Poisonous Wheat' appears to be directed at vermin as well as 'agriculturists and horticulturists'. Supposes that if the substance 'is impregnated with some chemical compound as bad in one sense, as the chemist's literary composition is in another, it must be certain destruction to all the pests of the farm and the garden'.

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