Punch, 3 (1842), 13–15.
The Physiology of the London Idler—2. The Regent-Street Lounger [2/11]
Essay, Drollery, Serial
Natural History, Human Species, Taxonomy
Notes that after Carl Linnaeus, Georges L Leclerc, comte de Buffon, Georges Cuvier, and George Shaw had marshalled 'all the earth's curiosities into literary rank and file', Gilbert White 'put together his observations on the Natural History of Selborne'. Seeks to define man in the 'great tradition' of Plato and these workers in the following way: Class; Mammalia. Order; Man. Genus; Idler. Species; Londoner'. Details the appearance, habits and haunts of the 'London idler'. (13)
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