Pernicious Nonsense

Pernicious Nonsense Punch (November 3, 1866). As a Ritualist priest walks by swinging a censer out which pours incense smoke, John Bull, the symbol of England, tells the assembled clergymen: “I pay your reverences to look after my establishment, and if you neglect your duty, I shall see to it myself.”

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