Punch, 17 (1849), 65.
Natural History of the Oxford Spider
Natural History, Human Species, Universities, Education
Describes characteristics of the Oxford spider, 'Class Sanguisugae', 'Order, Insidiatores', and 'Variety, Haberdasher', a thinly-veiled reference to a creditor. Notes that the spider seeks undergraduates and waits until they are mature before it fixes its 'fangs in their vitals'.
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