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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 26 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,064 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 488
Added to site: 2010.09.10
mnybks.net#: 28959
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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vere. Here's your health, my gallant Tippler, may you ne'er have cause to rue That you blessed our common country as a source of revenue!

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THE LAW AND THE LIVER.

[Two Magistrates have decided that selling coffee "containing 80 per cent. of chicory" is not punishable under the Adulteration Act.]

EVER since drinking my morning cup of what my grocer humorously describes as "French Coffee," I have suffered from headache, vertigo, and uncontrollable dyspepsia. I wonder what can be the cause?

Perhaps the fact (inscribed on the bottom of the tin in very small letters) that "this is a mixture of coffee and chicory," has something to do with it.

Only as the chicory is in a majority of four to one, would it not be more correct to describe it as "a mixture of chicory and coffee?"

I see that, in accordance with the Adulteration Act, my baker now sells bread which he labels as "a compound of wheat and other ingredients." Other disagreedients, he ought to say.

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