Black Dwarf,  1 (1817), 395–98.

Letters of the Black Dwarf. From the Yellow Bonze, at Japan, to the Black Dwarf in London



Regular Feature, Letter, Spoof


Menageries, Politics

    Expresses a wish to live in Britain, 'where every species of merit is rewarded. Where even a pig of talent receives the honours due to a philosopher, and a tractable ass may become a minister of state. Where [...] an elephant that will graciously walk a few steps across a stage after a basket of food, draws many millions of spectators' (397).

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