Sink-we Scento

Original Text: 
Wit and Humour (Poems from "Punch") (London: Bradbury, Agnew, 1875): 35. Cambridge University Library XXVII.80.31
"After five years the Thames is to receive no sewage." -- Sir B. Hall.

1In shorter time, kind Sir, contrive
2   To purify our drink;
3For while your figure is a Five,

Notes

4] Cinq: "five" (French), punning on "sink" (sewer). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1855
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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