Punch,  57 (1869), 25.

The London and Barking Bank





Pollution, Sanitation, Commerce, Agriculture, Chemistry, Nutrition

    Notes William Hope's belief in the potential utility and commercial value of metropolitan sewage. Suggests that the Metropolitan Board of Works probably shares this belief given its habit of poisoning Barking residents with Thames sewage. Hopes the profit that might result from utilizing sewage will 'prove to be real' and that, 'by the chemistry of nature', that sewage might turn into 'bread, potatoes, and pasture'.

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