Punch, 45 (1863), 206.
The Scotch Distemper
Disease, Cultural Geography, Religious Authority
Notes the disappearance of the 'Caledonian Violin'—'a certain subject of raillery against the Scotch'—from North Britain. Explains that this was a euphemism for a 'cutaneous disease', but that this has been 'driven in' and has 'produced a constitutional disease'. Reveals that the disease is Sabbatarianism.
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