Punch,  52 (1867), 17.

Annus Mirabilis





Animal Husbandry, Disease, Sanitation, Health

    A companion and contrasting poem to PU1/52/2/4, this is written from the perspective of the year 1866. Focusing on some of the issues covered in the previous poem, 1866 defends the fact that it brought 'blessing' to 'Murrain and Plague [...] Guarding the dirt that breeds disease', and that it proved 'Pestilence another name / For duty shirked, and work ill-done' and 'where air, light, and water came, / How baffled Cholera must run'.

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