Punch,  51 (1866), 262.

The Black Country, Not all Black





Industry, Manufactories, Environmentalism, Education

    Replying to the 'friends and correspondents of the Black Country' who have responded, in whatever way, to earlier remarks about Wolverhampton (PU1/51/23/13), emphasizes that the purpose of the lines was to agree with those who are trying to improve the education and working habits of Wolverhampton's inhabitants and to uphold Prince Albert as 'the great promoter of social improvement, the foremost assertor of the duties of capital and culture to labour and ignorance'. Concludes by insisting that Mr Punch's 'medicine' will be found to be 'not superfluous' and its dose 'not excessive'.

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