Sawney in the New Forest
Engineering, Politics, Progress, Controversy
Opens by attacking the 'Scotch Duke'—a reference to the Walter F Scott (5th Duke of Buccleuch)—for his opposition to 'popular advancement, to the march of intellect and reform' and his attempts to dispossess people of their 'right of way' in such places as the Scottish glens and the banks of the Thames (a reference to the proposed Thames Embankment).
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