Mirror of Literature,  4 (1824), 350.

Bridge Street, Blackfriars



Poetry, Drollery


Engineering, Transport, Accidents

    The poem introduces the observations of 'Old Thames' to John L McAdam respecting the detrimental effects of his road-building works near Blackfriars in London. The river's concluding advice to McAdam is that he will 'find it an Utopian toil / To mend the ways of London'.

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