Punch, 41 (1861), 143.
A National Defender
Cultural Geography, Animal Behaviour, Zoology
Responds to a correspondent, 'G.U.', in The Times, who accuses the English of dressing badly and behaving uncivilly. Notes that the correspondent implies that professional people, such as 'our barristers and doctors', deport themselves 'generally less like educated gentlemen than uncivilised Gorillas'. The latter observation refers to Paul B Du Chaillu's controversial claims regarding the aggressive nature of gorillas.
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