Punch,  7 (1844), 223.

The Fall of London



News-Commentary, Drollery


Geology, Discovery

    Reports on a discovery by 'some scientific gentleman' that London rests on a 'sort of clay-pit' which, if dried, would lead to the city tumbling 'through into the Antipodes'. Accordingly advises Londoners to 'swap their kitchens once a week' and regards the fluid foundations of the British and Foreign Institute to be a 'good omen of its stability'.

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