Punch,  51 (1866), 98.

Letter from a Lady



Letter, Spoof


Economic Geology, Political Economy, Commerce, Gender

    The lady describes the horror with which she greeted news of the increased price of coal. She explains that she was told that the price rise was caused by coal-owners responding to 'a gentleman in Parliament' [John S Mill] who raised 'an alarm' about the dwindling coal measures. Chastises Mill 'and all the scientific men who have been talking nonsense', and asks them to see that their 'skuttles' are 'full of slates all through the winter'.

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