Punch,  22 (1852), 71.

The Old House and the New

An Elderly M.P.


Poetry, Drollery


Invention, Technology, Public Health, Sound, Architecture

    Considers David B Reid's ventilation system for the Houses of Parliament to have made 'the temperature pleasant— in the heat, too, of the debate', so that 'the only draughts one suffered from, were the drafts of Bills'. Admits that the building's roof is not built upon 'acoustic principles' but adds that 'one still heard what Members said, wherever they might stand'.

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