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Joke ID 68

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [54] from page : 49
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Chemical Diatribes.

Chemists, natural philosophers, and mathematicians,are all of the genus irritabile;the first class especially are remarkablefor their acrimonious disputes. When Dr. Thomson's famous work on chemistry was published, a very severereviewof it appeared in aLondon magazine. Dr. Thomson,in as severe a reply, ascribed the authorship of the review to Dr.Ure. In allusion to which, a friend said, "If this were the case, it was merely a very fine specimen of Uric acid."



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 49
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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