Punch, 18 (1850), 233.
A Tale of a Whale
Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery
R, pseud. [Richard Doyle] *
Reports on the attempt by Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington) and Margate boatmen to rescue a stranded whale. Notes the dispute between Wellington, the 'Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports [...] who refused to allow the captors to bone the whale for the sake of the whalebone', and Mr Waddington, a Margate surgeon who represented the interests of the captors. The illustration shows a beached whale as the subject for a tug-of-war between Wellington and the boatmen.
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