Punch,  22 (1852), 148.

The Protectionist Cuckoo



Essay, Drollery


Natural History, Ornithology, Politics

    Description of the habits of the 'Protectionist Cuckoo' which alludes to the poor state of the protectionist cause. For example, the bird is described as 'one of the rarest of birds' whose 'whole family will soon fade from the eye of the Political Naturalist', and which is 'incapable of any high flight whatever'.

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