The Zoological Society
Poetry, Drollery, Extract
Zoological Gardens, Zoology, Societies, Palaeontology, Extinction
Reviews the various animals brought to the Zoological Society Gardens by the Zoological Society, suggesting that the Regent's Park will grow to be a fashionable place with birds and beasts as well as humans. The last stanza reads: 'Would a mammoth could be found / And made across the sea to swim! / But now, alas! upon the ground / The bones alone are left of him: / I fear a hungry mammoth too, / (So monstrous and unquiet he,) / By hunger urged might eat the Zo- / Ological Society!' (255).
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