Punch,  15 (1848), 115.

Beauties and Beasts

The Beaver


Letter, Spoof


Animal Behaviour, Engineering, Radicalism, Politics

People mentioned:

Christopher Wren , Michelangelo , Isaac Newton , James Watt

    Written by 'The Beaver of the Surrey Zoological Gardens to Louis-Blanc, late of Paris', it argues that beavers are better than men (and especially Frenchmen) at the 'Organisation of Labour', owing to the equality among the species of 'mental and bodily powers'. Boasts that beavers have unprecedented skill in house and dam construction.

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