Punch,  56 (1869), 219.

A Scrape for the Statues





Architecture, Sanitation

    Describes attempts to clean statues of English kings and queens in Westminster Abbey. Notes that Austen H Layard 'sanctioned a trial' and John Percy declared 'in a letter' that 'an old lady of the blood royal / has been scraped clean, and seems all the better'. Describes the disputes over whether the cleansing should be done.

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