Punch,  58 (1870), 117.

"A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever"





Zoology, Human Development

    Written from the perspective of a woman writing about her 'loved one', describes the behaviour of the 'social Zöophyte', a creature that lives ''neath of social waters, / 'Mid ocean's wildest cells', 'nestling' in 'the abysses / With fast and foolish whirl'. Notes that other men and women ignore him in their pursuit of 'faster swains', but that he moves slowly among them 'mute as a quiet fish', and is an 'April Fool'.

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