Title: The Call Boy

Periodical: Judy; or the London serio-comic journal

Date: May 18, 1892

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FROM all accounts, the "Floweries" at Earl's Court is by no means wholly innocent of the dyed carnation. But this is not why you [drawing] THE Wilde WEST. sometimes hear it called the Wilde West. Buffalo Bill is there, you know: that's the reason. Yes, Buffalo Bill is up in the saddle again, looking as handsome and as—but let the penning of a poet's name inspire me to poetry:

Again he rideth to the Court of Earl's,
Again he masheth all our English girls—
  Their hearts with love he fills.
Again his pony sits he like a boy,
A thing we cannot but regard with joy,—
  Like most re-seated Bills!

And can't he ride! If only you and I—

But, hold on there, Miss Muse!

Whither away in such a beastly hurry? Hang it all, woman, let Tennyson wait a moment! I haven't half finished with you yet. As I was about to say—

O, my beautiful Buffalo Bill,
Should you mention this child in your will,
  Make the Cody-cil, pray,
  In the following way
(That's unless at the time you're too ill)—
"I bequeath to that genius, the C.B.—(And a genius I calculate he be—
  The estate, all complete,
  Of my West country seat;
And he ought to go steady then. B.B.

Title: The Call Boy

Periodical: Judy; or the London serio-comic journal

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.016.06 (1892 London)

Date: May 18, 1892

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Cartoons & Comics Earl's Court (London, England) Exhibitions Humorous poetry London (England) Scrapbooks Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Wit and humor

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