Punch,  14 (1848), 166.

How to Tame Ireland



Announcement, Drollery


Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Politics, Cultural Geography

    Annouces that the government is sending to Ireland the proprietor of the 'Happy Family—a zoological republic, in which the wildest animals elbow one another in the same cage—to see whether Irishmen cannot be induced, or made, to live peaceably together'. Adds that the proprietor is to 'be empowered with authority for making experiments' and has started his work on 'a Young Irelander, an Old Irelander, and an Orangeman'.

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