Punch,  39 (1860), 231.

Sir C. C.'s Last

Cresswell Cresswell


Poetry, Drollery


Time, Instruments, Technology, Accidents, Patronage

    Notes that 'what Denison makes seems to turn out but ill: / There's a flaw in his bell, and a dent in his will'. The last line refers to his design of the now-cracked bell for the Houses of Parliament, 'Big Ben', and his inheritance of a large sum of money from the chronometer maker, Edward J Dent.

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