Punch,  40 (1861), 14.

The Peasant's Petition. The Petition of the British Peasant to the British Landlord, Humbly Complaining Showeth unto your Honour



Address, Drollery


Animal Development, Health, Sanitation, Disease, Class

    Upholds the kindness which the British landlord shows towards his horses, the sanitary and pleasing environment which the landlord provides for his horses, and the separation of the landlord's horses from others. The last item on the petition, however, reveals that the landlord has provided much more sanitary dwellings for his horses than for the petitioner, whose cottage is 'badly built, is not drained, has no ventilation, has a rotten floor' and is extremely cold. Accordingly, begs 'Your Honour' to treat him 'like a horse'.

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