Punch, 54 (1868), 173.
A Terrible Street Improvement
One of the Old School
Transport, Steam-power, Palaeontology
Records the 'horror, surprise, and indignation' with which he responded to the sight of a 'large steam-roller' at work in Park Lane. Likens the crowd's reaction to that elicited by a 'Dodo or Plesiosaurus, or some other praediluvian and now non-extent monster'. Proceeds to condemn this aspect of 'street-improvements', not least because it has been borrowed from France. Upholds the virtues of travelling in carriages along bumpy roads, and thinks steam-rollers 'must end in revolutions' as in France.
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