Punch,  47 (1864), 228.

'Angels and Ministers'



News-Commentary, Drollery


Evolution, Human Development, Human Species, Natural Theology, Religion, Supernaturalism

    Reports that Benjamin Disraeli has insisted that the 'question now asked by science of society' is: 'Is man Ape or Angel'. Adds that Disraeli declared himself to be 'on the side of the Angel', a remark suggesting that 'Ministers had best look out' for Disraeli 'shall henceforth be our "Angelic Doctor"'. Concludes by pointing out that Punch 'never thought him in the least like an Ape-man', although it 'fancied him a little of Apemantus'.

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