An Egg of Eggs

Illustrated by Franz Seraph Hanfstaengl

On Easter Monday, March 31, 1823, at breakfast, boiled eggs being a part, my wife breaking one, discovered a second therein; the first appeared, in every respect, a perfect egg, before and after being opened, containing yolk and white in a perfect state; the second, the size of a partridge’s egg, perfectly round, enclosed in a strong membrane or skin, containing slime or white only.

Girl Candling Eggs by Franz Seraph Hanfstaengl

Girl Candling Eggs by Franz Seraph Hanfstaengl

On opening this second egg we therein discovered a third, enveloped as the former; of a firm texture, of the natural or common shape, and of the size of a snow-bird or chippy’s egg. This is retained and preserved for the inspection of the curious; and may be seen at the sign of the Traveller’s Rest. M. Grewsburgh.—Philadelphia Paper.

From The cabinet of curiosities, or, Wonders of the world displayed,
London, Printed for J. Limbird, 1824.

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