Punch,  48 (1865), 217.

The Air and Exercise Bill



Letter, Spoof


Health, Environmentalism, Railways, Engineering, Government

    The writer argues for the introduction of an 'Air and Exercise Bill' because his 'medical adviser' has urged him to take 'air and exercise', notably by horse-riding. Goes on to explain the difficulties of 'procuring an animal exactly suited to a gentleman of far from strong nerves', and in conclusion advises bills for suppressing such nuisances as 'All bridges across the Thames', and 'All railway bridges in the outskirts of the Metropolis'.

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