Punch,  43 (1862), 57.

Crumbs of Comfort for Country Cousins, Who Can't Come Up to the Exhibitions

Benjamin Bowbell


Letter, Spoof



    Complains to his cousins about the 'uncomfortable' state of London, notably the overcrowding, the fast and dangerous traffic, and the high price of food. In a postscript, he denies that the International Exhibition is worth visiting, noting that 'beyond some guns, a piping bullfinch, and a few pickles and toys, there is positively nothing in it'.

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