Punch,  15 (1848), 125.

Beauties and Beasts

The Zebra


Letter, Spoof


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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