Punch,  5 (1843), 230–31.

Private Correspondence

Richard Sammins, Royal Managery, Commercial Road


Letter, Spoof


Animal Species, Natural History, Zoological Gardens

Institutions mentioned:

Zoological Society—Gardens

    Written in Cockney, Sammins laments the slaying of the 'Hindian Hox or Bamin Bull' at Windsor. He is 'cut up [...] at sich a Waste of Nateral Histery' and believes the animal was 'a regler Phinumenon, with a Scientifficle Name and all, namely Zebu alias Boss Tauris Alias Hindicusm and a purdigus fine specimen of the Specious with a remarkable Ump, and altogether quite a Site for the admirers of Creation'. (230)

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