'Syntax Star-gazing', c1815. Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
'Syntax Star-gazing', c1815. Dr Syntax showing a young woman the stars with a small refracting telescope typical of this date, while a manservant trips over a dog and falls headlong down the stairs. From Tours of Dr Syntax by William Combe. (London, c1815).
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'To the Temple of Fame', 1858
'To the Temple of Fame', 1858. 'Mr. Punch (with the Greatest Respect). After you, my Lord!' This cartoon shows Mr Punch respectfully deferring to Lord Brougham. At this time, there was much discussion about the Social Science Association that had held its first meeting in Birmingham in October 1857 under Lord Brougham's presidency. In 1858, its assembly was held in Liverpool with Lord Brougham making a keynote speech to promote social science and its study. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 23, 1858.
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