Punch,  50 (1866), 214.

Fresh Air! or, Victoria Park Preserved





Environmentalism, Industry, Light, Heat, Gas Chemistry, Pollution, Public Health, Government

    Begins by praising Parliament for rejecting the bill for building gas works in Victoria Park and upholds the poet's love of 'fresh air', which he shares with those who think the 'gasometer stinks'. Explains that the emissions associated with such manufactories—cyanogens, hydrogen, and sulphureous fumes—are harmful to the lungs and trees. Describes the enjoyment the poet obtained from walking in the park in the fresh air.

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