Punch, 43 (1862), 113.
Invention, Heat, Language
Announcing the invention of matches that 'will ignite only in contact with the box in which they are sold', notes that this has reminded 'A wedded friend of ours' that the invention is like a 'well-bred couple' who only explode with one another, not with 'friends and strangers'.
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