Punch,  44 (1863), 135–36.

Poland's Chain-Shot





Animal Behaviour, Animal Development, Breeding, War, Politics

    Opens by describing the pervasiveness in 'Creation, high and low' of the tendency of mothers to spurn foes who attack their young. Considers this in the context of the 'rage' of Poland, which refused to obey the orders of Tsar Alexander II of Russia to 'Tear Poland's son from Poland's heart'—to force Poles to fight for the Russians against their 'mother' country. Goes on to describe how 'mother' Poland leapt 'at her oppressor's throat' and after a struggle forced Russia 'to fly'. Likens the Polish uprising to 'bees around a baffled bear'. (135)

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