Punch,  29 (1855), 100.

A Complaint from the Paddle-Box

A Captain in the Above-Bridge Service


Song, Drollery


Steamships, Pollution, Disease, Public Health, Analytical Chemistry, Government

    Complains that, as a steamship captain on the Thames, he lives on 'liquefied manure' which makes him ill. Laments the garbage, out-pourings from bone-mills, 'gaseous filth from gas-works', and dead cats and dogs, that fill the river, but expects that Parliament will not 'listen to the advice from Faraday' on cleansing the river.

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