Punch,  30 (1856), 1.

The Order of the Nightingale



News-Commentary, Drollery


Medical Practitioners, Heroism, Patronage

People mentioned:

Elizabeth Fry , Grace Darling

    Responding to news that Queen Victoria has conferred a 'decoration' on Florence Nightingale, suggests the establishment of an 'Order of Nightingale', an institution for representing 'all the womanly virtues', including 'Firmness and tenderness'. Believes this 'honour of the Queen of Women' would 'go down [...] to all time', and be extremely 'pretty'. Compares this order favourably to that associated with other animals.

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