Punch,  15 (1848), 136.

On the Thames



Song, Satire


Pollution, Disease

    Describes how the river Thames contains the filth of London's 'thousand sewers' and complains about the 'foul Mephitis' that 'ever soars'. A 'Chorus of Aldermen' relish the prospect of wallowing in the mud from whence the Mephitis comes.

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