Punch,  9 (1845), 13.

Readings in Natural History: The Roebuck



Essay, Caricature


Natural History, Animal Behaviour, Government

    Outlines the characteristics of the statesman John A Roebuck as if he were an animal described by Oliver Goldsmith. Included in the description is the observation that the Roebuck 'sheds its horns, and, indeed, it has been known to lose its head, particularly during the sitting of Parliament', and that 'though very easily subdued' it 'can never be thoroughly tamed'.

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