I once had the curiosity to take down a dictionary to find the following definition: “Cartoon. A picture, either a caricature or a symbolical composition, designed to advocate or attack some political or other id[e]a of present interest, or some prominent person: as the cartoons of ‘Punch.’” Another kind is defined as belonging to Art, and a design of the same size as an intended decoration, etc. Most people will agree that both the above definitions and the distinction have a certain amount of truth in them. And particularly true is the tail of the first definition. Broadly speaking, the modern representative of the Neapolitan Pulcinella is the highly respectable expression of the public idea in cartoon and caricature. It is a fairly dreary publication, posing as the bulwark of British constitutional principles, and having but little relation to Art. It is thoroughly British in its devotion to the Britannia, the British Lion, and the Middle-Class ideal, and in its attack on the myths, corruption, and vices of a long dead past. It is also thoroughly British in its refusal to bring itself up to date in the matter of artistic designers.