"Have rows all the same. All for number one. Children fighting for the scrapings of the pot. Want a soup pot as big as the Phoenix Park. Harpooning flitches and hindquarters out of it. Hate people all round you." (U8.713)

From a tourist pamphlet dated 1900: "In circumference, the Phoenix is 7 miles, and the extent 1,760 acres - thus being, with the one exception of the American National Park at Yellowstone, Wyoming, U.S.A., the largest public park in the world."