Punch,  21 (1851), 47.

Punch Among the Pens



Essay, Drollery


Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Animal Behaviour, Human Species, Physiognomy

    Describes Mr Punch's observations at the Royal Agricultural Society's show area in Windsor Home Park. Claims that the physiognomy of the pigs and bulls resembled that 'characteristic of agricultural gentlemen'. The bulls, for example, showed 'a doggedness of will', while the pigs sense of 'persecution and wrong' was accompanied by 'continual grunting and squeaking in terms of angry complaint'. Adds that the animals, like agricultural workers, were 'groaning and squealing, as if for hunger' while they were 'stuffing themselves'.

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