The Speech of Monkeys

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IT is somewhat unfortunate, and is certainly not a little embarrassing to the critic who desires to take Mr. Garner seriously, that he has chosen to present to the world “this first contribution to science on the subject” of the speech of monkeys in the form of popular and chatty anecdotes, with reflections thereon suitable for the delectation of elderly spinsters. This is the style of writing to which we refer, and of which the book before us largely consists:—

The Speech of Monkeys.

By R. L. Garner. (London: Heinemann, 1892.)

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M., C. The Speech of Monkeys. Nature 46, 509–510 (1892) doi:10.1038/046509a0

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