Punch, 36 (1859), 103.
Companions in Captivity
Zoological Gardens, Zoology, Analogy, Politics
Following a Morning Post report of David W Mitchell's new display of 'birds and beasts' for Emperor Napoleon III of France, anticipates the time when the emperor will be able to tame and cage 'the British Lion, the Russian Bear, and the Prussian and Austrian Vultures'. Developing the analogy between French politics and certain vicious animals, adds that the emperor wants to cage the 'Gallic Eagle' and that his collection will include 'Kites which the Imperial entourage is in the habit of flying, and the Buzzards who entrusted Louis Napoleon with the task of saving society'.
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