Henry the Third's Elephant
The author reflects on the size of building used to accommodate King Henry III's elephant, observing: 'we may be permitted to doubt the modern wisdom of keeping a male elephant, of more than common size and strength, in a wooden cage, scarcely admitting him to turn himself'. The reference is to Chuny, the elephant recently shot at the Royal Menagerie at Exeter Exchange.
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