Punch,  12 (1847), 52.

Pliny and Pump-Water



Letter, Spoof


Engineering, Public Health, Futurism, Sanitation

People mentioned:


    Writing from 'Hades. Sixth of the Kalends of Feb., U.C. 2600', the narrator reproaches Londoners for their water supply being vastly less effective than that enjoyed by the people of ancient Rome. Mystified by the fact that London rests on a 'deep bed of chalk', which could supply its inhabitants with 'plenty of pure water'.

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