Black Dwarf,  1 (1817), 676–82.

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

The Yellow Bonze


Regular Feature, Letter, Spoof


Zoology, Matter Theory

    Writes of Robert Southey : 'he is enlightened enough to civilise the ourang-outang, or to preside at the assemblies of those mimics of the human race, called apes and monkies [sic], in the forest of Siam'. Warns the Black Dwarf to be careful in his political activities: a 'statesman may tread thee into atoms in the street, and plead accident for the adventure'. (681)

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