Punch,  5 (1843), 178.

The Levelling System



Reportage, Spoof


Engineering, Politics, Government

    Reports that Marc I Brunel was offered the speeches of the Prime Minister Robert Peel to help him level Battersea embankment with the Houses of Parliament. Brunel refused because 'he did not wish to take Parliament to the level to which Sir Robert Peel has reduced it'.

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