Yankee doodle and the English rams.
--Yankee self-importance is strikingly-illustrated by a wood-cut in Frank Leslie
The picture represents a large conservatory, the glass windows of which are fractured in several places.--Yankee doodle, a respectable looking gentleman with a bell-crowned hat, appears in the attitude of arresting a chubby little bull-headed urchin, who has been shying little iron-clad rams at the conservatory.
Doodle holds a ram in his right hand, which he has just taken from the little culprit, whom he holds by the collar with his left.
The latter, terrified out of his wits, is endeavoring to conceal a ram which he was about to throw behind his back, while in the back ground is seen a figure with the imperial nose and goatee retiring from the scene at a Bull Run
The following dialogue explains the design of the Yankee
--"Now, you young rascal, Bull
, I' ve caught you. If you dare to fire another I'll lam you ! You've done enough mischief already, but I'll make your mother pay every cent of it."
--"Oh, sir ! Please, sir ! It wasn't me ! "
The picture will be very flattering to the national pride of the British