Punch,  16 (1849), 34.

A Rus in Urbe; or, The Green Hills (Rents) of Smithfield





Sanitation, Public Health, Disease, Environmentalism

    Describes the 'Sanitary Powers, / In American golosh [...] Scattering marjoram and thyme, / Fraught with disinfecting scents' on the odorous 'Greenhill's Rents', where impoverished 'Human creatures herd with kine'. Wants 'Sanitary Powers' to shed 'purifying showers' of 'fragrant vinegar' on these 'blest and balmy bowers' to drive 'pestilence afar', and to go to the 'Corporation' to know why humans 'suffer such a place?'.

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