Punch,  25 (1853), 162.

Festivities in Southwark



Proceedings, Spoof


Public Health, Pollution, Disease, Sanitation

    Reports on a banquet held to commemorate an 'extensive bone-boiling and horse-slaughtering concern' in Southwark. Wryly observes that the food was 'decorated with chloride of lime' and notes how, during a toast to himself, the senior partner in the concern upheld the 'salubrity' of the odours given off by his business, and bade 'Success to Sulphuretted Hydrogen and Ammonia'.

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