Punch,  2 (1842), 171–72.

On the Geography of Seven Dials



Essay, Drollery


Geology, Natural History, Ethnography, Class

    Observes that the geology of the Seven Dials district of London consists of 'granite rhomboids placed closely together, the whole forming a [...] carriage way'. Its 'Natural History' consists of domestic animals, 'boxes of mignonette', 'large quantities of mustard and cress', and 'cabbage leaves [...] thickly sown in every gutter'. Its inhabitants are 'a brave and affable race, whose manners and customs are more worthy of observation than emulation'.

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