Alma Mater

Fred Barnard [?]


Wood engraving

Punch (15 June 1857): 242

Young Puncheonby “cuts” the army, and goes to Oxford to read for “The Church.”

Tutor. “You are prepared to Subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles — ”

Puncheonby (with alacrity). “Am 'th please 'ah, — ah — how mu-ch — ”

Like its cartoon about a hunting parson Punch here mocks the religious committment — and here also, knowledge — of some clergy in the Established Church.