Punch,  35 (1858), 160.

Fine Language at Fault



News-Commentary, Drollery


Botany, Zoology, Natural History, Expertise, Class

    Discussing a Banffshire Journal report of a shoemaker, argues that his claimed mastery of 'ornithology, zoology, conchology and botany' indicates that he possesses 'brains which would raise him at least to the level of a journeyman, and above that of cobbler'.

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