Punch,  41 (1861), 184.

Pointing a Cannon with a Moral Purpose





Military Technology, Sanitation, Public Health, Environmentalism, Morality

    Suggests that when experiments are next performed on Armstrong guns, the weapons be directed at Holywell Street in order to destroy 'that vile haunt of impurity and infidelity'. Concludes that if the gun successfully removes 'that filthy impediment to the free circulation of fresh air and pure thought', then the author will defend the weapon against its detractors.

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