Punch,  12 (1847), 263.

Jullien's Audience in Rainy Weather



Reportage, Drollery


Zoological Gardens, Animal Behaviour, Sound, Instruments, Music

    Describes the animals that comprised Louis A Jullien's 'chief audience' during his musical concerts at the Surrey Zoological Gardens during rainy weather. Notes the 'malicious opposition from the beasts towards the band', including the bear's attempt to 'drown the ophycleide in growls' and the hyena's struggle to 'laugh down the piccolo'. Adds that the animals have succeeded in having it 'all their own way'.

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