Punch,  45 (1863), 196.

Farewell to Farming



News-Commentary, Drollery


Agriculture, Railways, Engineering, Environmentalism, Progress, Futurism

    Noting the possibility that such sentiments as 'Success to Farming' and 'Speed the Plough' will seem 'quite out of place on the English soil', discusses an article in The Times lamenting the demise of English farming and stressing the inability of the English farmer, despite his 'multitude of implements and artificials', to compete with his foreign rivals, as well as the vanquishing of productive land by buildings and railways. Echoes the view of the Times writer that England will soon be covered with 'bricks and mortar', and 'Great Britain will perhaps be re-christened as Large London'.

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