Monuments and Dust
London Times: 14 Apr 1851
Great Exhibition and London Arabs.
THE GREAT EXHIBITION: -- Hyde-park is in the complete, undisturbed, undisputed possession of the young blackguardism of London. On Sundays especially the vagabonds amuse themselves with stoning and hustling the passengers, and have their will of them in any way most diverting to them, at discretion. Not a parkkeeper or police officer is to be seen during the Saturnalia. They seem to keep out of the way systematically, in order that practice may make perfect, and that at the opening of the Exhibition we may show foreigners the immense superiority of the British blackguard over the blackguards of every other nation of the world and a beautiful specimen of the liberty of the mauvais sujet. -- in Examiner.