Punch, 4 (1843), 141.
Invention, Human Species, Lecturing
Reports on Michael Faraday's purported Royal Institution lecture on a process 'for the elimination of jokes'. The process, centring on 'lining the pockets of a literary gentleman with tin' and feeding him on venison or mutton and champagne, leads to 'an exhilaration of spirits' and 'ebullition of jokes'.
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