Ghosts and Apparitions in Punch Cartoons

The Nemesis of Neglect. Published in Punch 29 September 1888 with an accompanying poem by Edwin James Milliken. By John Tenniel © Punch Ltd “There floats a phantom on the slum’s foul air, Shaping, to eyes which have the gift of seeing, Into the Spectre of that loathly lair. Face it–for vain is fleeing! Red-handed, ruthless, furtive, unerect, ‘Tis murderous Crime–the Nemesis of Neglect!”

The Nemesis of Neglect. Published in Punch 29 September 1888 with an accompanying poem by Edwin James Milliken. By John Tenniel © Punch Ltd

“There floats a phantom on the slum’s foul air,
Shaping, to eyes which have the gift of seeing,
Into the Spectre of that loathly lair.
Face it–for vain is fleeing!
Red-handed, ruthless, furtive, unerect,
‘Tis murderous Crime–the Nemesis of Neglect!”