Punch,  48 (1865), [7].

The Pope's Mad Bull

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Illustration, Drollery

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Religious Authority, Progress, Reason

    Following PU1/48/1/2, this responds to Pope Pius IX's latest 'Encyclical' and 'Appendix', which subordinated science and common sense to papal authority. Shows a large bull (being also a papal edict) with its head on the ground near a brick wall and its legs dangling in the air. The bull has crashed against the wall containing bricks marked 'Science', 'Common Sense', 'Toleration', and 'Progress'—aspects of culture which Pius IX opposes.

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