Punch,  58 (1870), 104.

Air-Poisoning v. Aire-Poisoning





Pollution, Public Health, Crime

    Begins with an extract explaining a recent court case between the Attorney General, Robert P Collier, and representatives of the Corporation of Leeds, who were charged with polluting the River Aire. The poem questions the decision of the Vice-Chancellor of the Court of Chancery, William M James, to lay the defendants ''neath injunction, pointing out that 'If to poison the Air with Leeds smoke be trade's function, / Why shouldn't it poison the Aire with Leeds sewage'.

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