Punch,  39 (1860), 107.

De Mortius Nil Nisi Bonum



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    Discusses the attempt by some descendants of James Cook to raise money for a monument to 'that distinguished man'. Argues that Cook needs no monument since every inhabitant and animal in the South Sea islands 'is a figure in Cook's monument', and any other monument will 'fall far below this'.

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