Something Like Manners
Race, Animal Behaviour, Cultural Geography, Human Species, Human Development, Extinction
Recollects a story of an Irishman who, having been run over by a bishop's carriage, merely asked 'What's that for'? Expresses concern that he and other members of this 'docile race' have become extinct—a reference to Punch's recurrent linkage of Irish nationalism and savagery. However, it suggests evidence contrary to this trend: a report of gentlemanly behaviour shown by an Irishman towards some ladies whom he ran over in Dublin.
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