Punch, 46 (1864), 197–98.
Punch's Essence of Parliament
Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery
Responds to news that the 'Metric System is effectually opposed' with the observation 'Dulness carries it', and notes that 'all that is to be done at present is to legalise contracts in which the weights and measures mentioned are metric weights and measures'. Adds that 'Dreadful nonsense was talked' and that members of Parliament were confused between metres as units of length and poetical metres. (198)
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