Comic Annual,  1 (1830), 107–10.


[Thomas Hood]


Poetry, Drollery


Steam-power, Transport, Political Economy, Crime

    Refers to the dangers of travelling 'upon a Gurney [i.e. a steam carriage invented by Goldsworthy Gurney]'. Relates that Thomas R Malthus swears the world 'always bears above the proper number' (109). Suggests that, while conveyancing law is used to transfer larger pieces of property, thieves can be relied upon to convey 'lighter things, watch, brooches, rings' (110).

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