PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.
[Apkil 9, 1870.
STUDIES AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS.
Tekeific Encountfk in the Aquarium between the Lobster
and the Jack. The Ostrich will hide his Head in the Sand, so they 're
Obliged to lock it up at NionT, for fear of losing it.
si'udy of the el ephant jn the act of " trumpeting."
(We wish he wouldn't.) Distant Blood Relations turning up their Noses at Each Other.
Cardinal Antonelli has parried the thrusts of Count Daru and
Baron Beust with all the skill of a practised fencer. The ministers
of France and Rome object to the twenty-one canons de Ecclesid, that
they sap all the foundations of constitutional law and political allegi-
ance, and thus render it necessary for States as well as Churches to be
represented in the Council. When Church (they argue) intrudes on
the domain of State, State cannot allow Church to have it all her own
way. The claim appears reasonable. But Antonelli answers :—
" In such matters it is essential to distinguish between the absolute and
theoretical and the relative and practical sides; the Church being a spiritual
and divinely constituted society, it is its duty to offer to men's consciences
solutions of all the problems which human life encounters; but the exercise
of this spiritual right in no way implies an intention on the part of the
Ohurch to meddle with political questions."
Sailors have a name of their own for the dummy guns, which
clever commanders have sometimes mounted on an indefensible
fort, or an ill-armed frigate, to humbug an enemy by an outward
show of strength. They call them "quakers." Cardinal Antonelli
wishes to persuade France and Austria that the twenty-one Church
Canons are " quakers "—only meant to make Rome look formidable,
not capable of being fired, and not calculated to hurt a baby. We
really believe Cardinal Antonelli has spoken the truth—for once.
I)o the Pope and Archbishop Manning agree with him, we
THE DOUBLE GOVERNMENT OF LONDON.
The City of London, as to its sanitary arrangements, is under the
twofold jurisdiction of the Corporation and the Board of Works.
Between these two ruling Powers the City comes to be more carefully
taxed than regulated. There is a resemblance and a difference between
the City of London as it is now, and the suburb of Brentford as it was
once upon a time. The resemblance is that, as Brentford had two
Kings so London has two Governments. Herein lies the difference,
that, whereas the two Kings of Brentford smelled at one rose, the
Board of Works and the Corporation of London apply their respective
noses to one sewer.
NOT A ROSE-BUDDHIST.
In all fear and trembling, we submit the following to the advocates
of Woman's Rights. It is from a work called Modem Buddhism.
What Buddhism, ancient or modern, means, is not to the purpose, and
this is. The subject is " woman's right" to have a good many hus-
bands. Hear the Buddhist:—
" Men, however many wives they have, and whatever their like or dislike
to any of them, have no desire to kill them ; but if women had more husbands
than one, they would wish to kill all but the one they liked best; for such is
Of course, we do not mean that polyandry is among the plans of the
lady reformers, on the contrary, they seemto think that it is rather a con-
descension, not to say a humiliation for a woman to take one husband,
but what do they say to this Oriental light upon the " nature " of the
(sometime) gentler sex ? If they get votes, will they proceed to dis-
franchise the majority of masculine Electors, on the plea that 'tis their
" nature " to ?
Quite T'other !
Count Bray, the new Bavarian Minister, thus sumr up the guiding
principles of his administration :—
"The object of the internal policy of Bavaria is conciliation, and not merely
a compromising removal of unfounded fears. The Government is not the
Government of a party. As regards our external policy, we will maintain
inviolate our independence. The situation of Bavaria is unassailable. _ Every
attack, every threat made in earnest, will occasion complications to which not
even the greatest Powers would expose themselves. I promise an open,
honest, loyal, policy. No secret treaties, no secret engagements, no political
secrets exist. We will be Germans, but at the same time Bavarians.''
This sounds like anything but BRAYing.
will come some day.
The hustings fell at the Bristol nomination. The fall of the
hustings altogether would be no great loss.
Studies at the zoological gardens
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1860 - 1880