Punch,  10 (1846), 198.

Great Ice Importation



News-Commentary, Drollery


Public Health, Heat, Engineering, Government, Charlatanry

    Speculates on the destination of several cargoes of ice imported into Britain. Suggests they may be used by David B Reid in his attempt to cool the atmosphere in the Houses of Parliament or, alternatively, in workhouses, owing to Reid's claim that freezing bodies 'feel a total prostration of the appetite'.

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