Punch,  2 (1842), 161.

The Bear and the Pine-Apple



Reportage, Spoof

Relevant illustrations:



Zoological Gardens, Animal Behaviour, Publishing, Government, Politics

    Subtitled, 'A True Story, Dedicated to Thomas Wakley, M.P.', it describes an 'odd event' at the Zoological Society Gardens. A man tries to feed a pine-apple to the 'great polar bear' in the gardens, but the bear, who is depicted in the illustration as a creature with Wakley's face, rejects the food as 'contemptible', an allusion to Wakley's fierce opposition to the Copyright Bill. The bear insists that the only thing on earth it really relishes is 'guts'.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]