Punch,  11 (1846), 155.

Bulletin of the Statue



Announcement, Spoof


Medical Treatment, Disease, Engineering

    A bulletin describing the condition of an enormous statue of Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington) as if it were a patient. For example, the bulletin for Thursday begins by observing that the 'Duke has passed the night in the most dreadful suspense. His rest was broken by one of the deal boards that supported him having given way. The symptoms got worse about six, and at nine they had reached the climax, when it was expected the Duke would break down, and be fearfully prostrate'.

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