Punch,  14 (1848), 143.

Led by the "Noses"



News-Commentary, Drollery


Disease, Invention, Heat, Government

People mentioned:

Thomas Wakley

    Responds to news of the illness of the speaker of the House of Commons with a cynical dig at David B Reid's ventilation system. Suggests 'homely remedies' for the speaker, but thinks a 'sub-Speaker' should be hired 'as the Influenza, or a civic dinner, or the north-east wind' might 'deprive us [...] of the Speaker'.

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