Punch,  22 (1852), 74.

The Storm in Parliament



Poetry, Drollery


Government, Technology, Public Health, Politics, Architecture, Charlatanry

    Responds to the woefully poor ventilation system in the House of Commons. Believes that David B Reid and Charles Barry have 'nearly blown us / Out of the window to the skies'. Explains the excessive heat and icy breezes generated by the ventilation system and asks 'Shall we boil, or freeze, or fry?'. Resolves to 'throw the doctors [Reid and Barry]' 'Overboard' until 'by these great air-decocters / Something definite is known'.

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