Punch,  48 (1865), 175.

Reward According to Works





Pollution, Sanitation, Engineering, Patronage, Government

    Discusses a report in the Observer that a knighthood is to be conferred upon John Thwaites, chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, for opening London's 'great system of intercepting sewers'. Insists that Thwaites deserves more than a knighthood, as this reward is generally given to 'an Alderman who earns that title by making his own fortune'. Believes that because of his service to the state, Thwaites deserve a baronetcy.

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