Punch,  7 (1844), 116.

The Impudence of Steam



Poetry, Drollery


Steam-power, Transport, Railways, Progress

    Wonders whether Godfrey of Bouillon and King Richard I could have imagined a journey to the Holy Land by steam. Continues with examples of the rough language spoken by steamer crew. For example, '"Ease her, stop her!" / "Any gentleman for Joppa?" / "'Mascus, 'Mascus?" / "Ticket, please, sir"'. Wonders what 'next marvel Time will show' but thinks it won't be long before one can pay sixpence for a 'Buss' to Jericho.

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