Punch,  48 (1865), 144–45.

Mr Punch's First of April Levée



Poetry, Drollery


Charlatanry, Evolution, Human Development, Animal Development, Comparative Anatomy, Controversy

    Opens by describing the search through 'Church and State' for 'April-fools / Of all professions, crafts and schools' (144). One of Punch's candidates for the position is 'Science' because it 'wrangles' over 'brain-folds and jawbone-angles / About man's kin to monkey' and 'so tangles' 'man with monkey' that 'We scarce care which may win it' (145).

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