Beauties and Beasts
Zoology, Govenment, Politics
Written by the zebra at the Surrey Zoological Gardens to Peter Laurie, alderman of the Corporation of London, it rejects the 'sneering' paupers' claim that the zebra is a mere 'Jackass in a fine coat'. Compares zebras, 'Asses in fine coats', to aldermen, 'commonest of folks in minever gowns'.
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