Monuments and Dust


Monuments and Dust


London Times: 1 Nov 1850

A CONSERVATIVE VIEW OF LONDON IN 1851.

A dreadful fire, nearly half the city and a great part of Westminster destroyed. Bands of foreigners organized for plunder; devastation in every quarter. With a million and a half of people assembled, the turmoil and destruction will prove the Exhibition of 1851 to be the greatest in the world's records. England has her deadly enemies, who cannot combat her in war, but who will have an opportunity of inflicting a heavy calamity upon her. Let the Ministers of the Crown be prepared; it is not impossible but that some dreadful conspiracy may be now concocting. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. -- in Shropshire Conservative.