Punch,  29 (1855), 65.

A Disgraceful Abettor of Intemperance



News-Commentary, Drollery


Pollution, Health, Disease, Exhibitions, Hydropathy, Temperance

    Reports that several 'confirmed Teetotallers' have started drinking wine after glimpsing the 'horrors of water' at the Royal Polytechnic Institution exhibition. Concludes that 'the cause of Temperance runs the danger of being drowned in a ditch' owing to the scarcity of drinkable water. Adds that Father Thames himself will grow so disgusted with the 'abominable filth in which he is condemned to wallow' that he too will 'take to drinking'.

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