Punch,  41 (1861), 182.

Neighbours Getting Over their Distance to one Another



News-Commentary, Drollery


Steamships, Railways, Internationalism, Engineers, Prognostication, Steam-power, Heroism

    Rejoices at news of the South-Eastern Railway Company's rapid steamship between Boulogne and Folkestone, on the grounds that it will improve Anglo-French relations. Adds that 'The kettle, in the vapour of which young James Watt prophetically saw the first steamer, will thus turn out to be the most powerful pacificator the world has ever known', and suggests that the Peace Society adopt the 'kettle as its crest'.

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