Pollution, Menageries, Machinery, Steam-power, Steamships, Engineering
Bemoans the smoke in London, suggesting 'a gigantic consumer / Be plac'd on the top of St. Paul's' and enquiring: 'Why can't the gas-company burn it, / 'Twould save them a fortune in coals!'. Lists among London's notable attractions 'Mr. Cross's tame wild beasts, and all / Cross's crosser untameable flock, / [...] Lighted clocks, that the charleys may doze, / Nor hazard miscalling the hours; / [...] Steam printing, steam coaching, and cooking, / Steam-brewing, and boating, and guns; / [...] The Tow'r, the Thames tunnel, and docks, / Canals, gas and water works, fires' (197).
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