Title: So Very English

Periodical: The Star

Date: June 28, 1892

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So Very English.

Her Majesty witnessed on Saturday afternoon a performance given in the Home Park of Windsor Castle, opposite the East Terrace, by Colonel Cody's Wild West Troupe. The program included all the special feats of the American Cowboys, the Red Indians, Mexicans, Cossacks, and Gauchos.—Daily Telegraph.

O would that I a German were
  Who potentates could toady!
I'd like to be a dancing bear,
  Or a Yankee Colonel Cody.

I own no foreign Hippodrome,
  So can't get on at all;
Therefore to me no presents come,
  Not e'en an Indian shawl.

I'd almost be a canny Scot,
  With instincts Bacchanalian;
But he who the best chance has got
  Is the interesting alien.

The Briton's rôle might suit old Ceorge,
  That Hanoverian skittish ;
I vow it raises quite my gorge
  To think that I am British!

Title: So Very English

Periodical: The Star

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.065.07 (1892 London)

Date: June 28, 1892

Keywords: American Indians Britons Command performances Cossacks Cowboys Exhibitions Gauchos Germans Indians of North America Mexicans Poetry Scots Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions Windsor Castle

People: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England)

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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