Punch, 6 (1844), 174.
"The Cuckoo's Nest", or the British and Foreign Institute
A Member of the Institute, and Therefore a Patron of Cuckoos
Letter, Spoof; Editorial
Travel, Discovery, Natural History, Medical Treatment, Cultural Geography
Objects to Punch's mockery of James S Buckingham. Describes Buckingham's ill-fated proposal to take families on a trip to circumnavigate the globe—a scheme that was expected to lead to the discovery of 'unknown animals' and new medicines, and to teach the children of the families the languages and cultures of foreign lands. Punch ironically claims the 'greatest veneration' for Buckingham.
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