Punch,  45 (1863), 161.

A Handful of Hawthorn



Essay, Drollery


Nationalism, Cultural Geography, Development, Evolution, Animal Behaviour

    Discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne's waspish remarks about the English, notably his criticism of the ponderous frame and 'elephantine' walk of English women. Concludes by telling Hawthorne that he 'is strong enough in your own works to bear being supposed a descendant from a gorilla, were heraldry unkind', and that Mr Punch thinks he should follow up his uncomplimentary remarks about people with whom he was so intimate with an autobiography, which will be 'a natural history of half-civilised animals'.

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