Punch,  29 (1855), 121.

True Dignity



News-Commentary, Drollery


Heroism, Telegraphy, Government, Class

    Reports that the British ambassador in Paris, Henry R C Wellesley (2nd Baron Cowley), when invited to dine at a banquet in honour of 'the English men of science forming part of the English jury' for the Exposition Universelle de Paris, allegedly 'caused it to be made known [...] that it was not his custom to dine with low people'. Ironically adds that science ought to know its place and compares the telegraph unfavourably to a blue riband.

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