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Abraham Lincoln and the London Punch; Cartoons, Comments and Poems, Published in the London Charivari, During the American Civil War (1861-1865) (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Abraham Lincoln and the London Punch; Cartoons, Comments and Poems, Published in the London Charivari, During the American Civil War (1861-1865) (Paperback)

William Shepard Walsh

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Excerpt: ...'The Britishers whipped all the world and we whipped the Britishers, ' used to be the established formula of Yankee self-glorification. It is the Yankees' belief that they accomplished their secession from England by simple conquest; triumphant superiority in arms. To hold the anniversary of successful insurrection, not to say rebellion, in the very den of the British lion, treading on his tail and gently poking him with a playful boot tip, is to compliment that noble animal with credit for some magnanimity. The British residents in Paris would hardly have the confiding generosity and the taste in like manner to celebrate the return day of the Battle of Waterloo in the French capital. "We pause here to ask whether the Confederates do not, as they reasonably may, repeat the Yankee boast above quoted with brag additional? Have they not begun to say, 'The Britishers whipped all the world, the Yankees whipped the Britishers and we whipped the Yankees'? Not yet, 74 perhaps. Averse to indulgence in premature exultation, they may reserve that saying for Independence Day No. 2." In conclusion Punch makes this comment on the fact that in honor of the anniversary the flag of the United States had been hoisted on the summit of certain buildings, "Shouldn't it have been hoisted halfmast high?" The answer came in the form of a thunderous negative with the next mail from America. Thereafter Punch lost his supreme interest in the great Civil War. He made no allusions to Gettysburg or to Vicksburg. The "neutral hope" was painfully dampened by Northern triumphs. His commercial sympathy was all with the losing side. The wish was father to the not very neutral thought that the negro might prove the undoing of his Northern allies. On August 15 appeared a cartoon entitled "Brutus and Caesar, from the American Edition of Shakespeare." To the tent of Brutus (Lincoln) enters at night the ghost of Caesar, a black spectre. This colloquy occur

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: William Shepard Walsh
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-47766-5
Barcode: 9781154477665
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-47766-5

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