Punch, 48 (1865), 112.
A Song of the Streets
Song, Drollery; Illustration, Caricature
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Meteorology, Scientific Practitioners, Instruments, Quackery
The initial letter of the song forms part of a picture showing several individuals being buffeted by a strong wind emerging from giant bellows worked by Robert Fitzroy, here portrayed as a sailor, around whom fly various meteorological instruments (a thermometer and a self-registering drum). The song describes some of the disagreeable aspects of walking in the streets during winter, including 'the foul museums of the quacks'.
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