Punch,  57 (1869), 1–2.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Politics, Government, Telegraphy, Pollution, Sanitation, Public Health

    Reports that an announcement was made in the House of Commons that 'all the Telegraphs had been bought by the Government', and later notes Austen H Layard's proposal to 'cleanse the Serpentine, at the bottom of which is an abominable mess, the result of years of now discontinued drainage' (2).

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