The magic powers of beef extract

What links Edward George Bulwer-Lytton and a popular beef extract foodstuff? Bovril takes its name from Bulwer-Lytton’s 1870 novel The Coming Race, which describes a mysterious fluid which cured diseases and established equilibrium of natural powers. Bet Marmite doesn’t do that.

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2 Responses to “The magic powers of beef extract”

  1. maureen kincaid speller Says:

    Bet Marmite doesn’t do that.

    I am entirely happy to provide a testimonial to the effect that Marmite has indeed established the equilibrium of my natural powers. It also tastes a lot better on toast than Bovril does. On the other hand, I’d never drink Marmite and water.

  2. Tom Says:

    Vril vril vril! Vril makes you strong! Strength crushes enemies! VRIL!

    — tom
    (in ur subterranean world, eatin ur marmit)


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