Punch,  49 (1865), 150.

Mr Homegreen on the Drought



Poetry, Drollery


Meteorology, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Disease

    Written from the perspective of a rustic, who reflects on the unseasonably hot weather in Britain. Describes some of the effects of the drought on agriculture including the 'darth o'roots', and the poor yield of hay. Believes the 'cattle-plag is uts own cure; / And that's our consolation for the drought', and looks forward to rainfall.

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