Comic Annual, 7 (1836), 1–32.
The Domestic Dilemma; A True Story, From the German of Jean Paul Nemand
Short Fiction, Drollery
Transcendentalism, Menageries, Invertebrate Zoology, Animal Development
Mr Doppledick's favourite pipe had a 'portrait of Kant on [its] bowl' and he 'sucked through its tube a sort of transcendental Philosophy which elevated him above all the ills of human life' (8). The illustration 'Travellers Seeing the "Lions"' (facing 12) depicts a group of tourists intently staring at a lion's head which is apparently part of an ornamental fountain. Prejudice grows rapidly and finds plentiful nutriment; like a 'sea polypus it extends its thousand feelers on every side' (14). The illustration '"What Next?" As the Frog Said When his Tail Fell Off' (facing 22) depicts an alarmed-looking frog whose tail has fallen off, sitting on a rock above a pool containing tadpoles.
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