Punch,  26 (1854), 150.

Quod Nunc Describere Longum Est



News-Commentary, Drollery


Botany, Discovery, Zoology, Monstrosities, Charlatanry

    Questions the authenticity of a report of a giant tree discovered in California and, not wishing to thwart the imaginative powers of 'the gentlemen of the press', urges them to 'invent' a tree 'which shall throw into shade' such 'arborescent myths' as 'Nine Elms'.

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