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Monstrosities, Zoology, Controversy
In the manner of 'Who killed poor cock robin?', represents Richard Owen, 'In Zoology so knowing', as claiming that he 'killed the sea-serpent'. Can Capt. McQuhae (of hms Daedalus) confirm his evidence for the sea serpent? (see PU1/15/17/5). Denying that the monster is a seal or an eel, upholds the existence of a beast 'with a mane on its back / And a tail and not a track'.
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