Punch, 28 (1855), 240.
Where does the Rain come From?
Meteorology, Disease, Superstition
Speculates on the cause of a recent heavy downpour, including an exploration of Vauxhall Gardens, the opening of which Punch associated with wet weather. Asks Peter Laurie, a magistrate and deputy-lieutentant for the city of Westminster and county of Middlesex, to 'exercise his magisterial authority in "putting down" the rain' and expresses concern that the weather is causing the death of goslings from 'premature rheumatism'.
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