The Dirty London Alderman
News-Commentary; Song, Satire
Sanitation, Disease, Public Health
Presents a 'nursery song' on the subject of the Corporation of London, which recoils from coming under the Health of Towns Bill of George Howard (Viscount Morpeth). The narrator of the poem tries unsuccessfully to shame the corporation into washing itself, and laments its mud-strewn thoroughfares, open sewers, and leaky gas pipes.
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