Punch,  15 (1848), 136.

Recreations in Natural History



News-Commentary, Drollery


Natural History, Ornithology, Hunting, Politics

    Reports that the Prime Minister, Lord John Russell, narrowly escaped being caged in the Zoological Gardens, Dublin. Attacks sportsmen for describing partridges as 'shy', since such birds are not likely to volunteer to be shot. Describes another bird that 'is so extremely shy, that nothing will induce him to come across the water, unless he sees that the coast is clear'—possibly an allusion to Louis Napoleon.

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