Zoological Gardens, Comparative Philology, Politics
Notes that William H E Elliot (3rd Earl Minto) claimed that 'something or other was going to rise from its ashes "like a Sphinx"'. Points out that this is possibly a spelling mistake and warns that, until Philip L Sclater can exhibit a phoenix at the Zoological Society Gardens, Punch 'declines to believe in any Phoenix but himself'.
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