Punch,  9 (1845), 26.

Railway Pastorals



Illustration, Drollery; Essay, Drollery

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Railways, Environmentalism

    Laments the transformation of the rural scene by the 'iron hand of the railway enterprise'. Following news that the Isle of Dogs is to be 'sold right out', recommends that it is 'taken as a colony for the pastorally-disposed population, where the shepherd might play variations on the flageolet to a flock of sheep' and Philis might 'go-a-milking'. The illustration shows several depressed-looking rustic figures leaving their abode, while in the distance a steam locomotive chugs towards the countryside.

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