1878 – The Young Monkey

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“The Young Monkey – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, takes the form of a poem and reads as follows: “A little monkey chanced to find, A walnut in its outward rind; He snatched the prize with eager haste, And bit it, but its bitter taste, Soon made him throw the fruit away. A monkey by experience taught, The falling prize with pleasure caught, The kernel peeled, and liked it well, ‘Walnuts’ said he ‘are good and sweet, But must be opened ere you eat.’ “

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Detail: The Young Monkey, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – The Young Monkey                      Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Young Monkey, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Young Monkey, by Harrison Weir

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