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