Punch,  14 (1848), 197.

Punch's Natural History: The Swedish Nightingale (Curruca Lumlyana)



Notes, Drollery


Natural History, Animal Behaviour, Music

    Describes the characteristics of Jenny Lind as if she were literally a 'Swedish Nightingale'. Description includes remarks on the distinctiveness and 'wonderful' range of the nightingale's voice, her 'succinct' shape, and the fact that her 'nest' is 'feathered with the finest bank-paper'. Speculates on the diet of this 'Queen of Song'.

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