Ice from His horn book, for the use of greenhorns and others who would learn of the anthropophagi and divers strange things existing at the end of the XIXth century (1898), by Wallis Mackay (1852-1907). Both the sketch and its text here make much the same point that the Chief Medical Officer made in his report to the London County Council on this subject, but Mackay also casts aspersions on the itinerant ice-cream sellers, who, he implies, benefit commercially and turn their gains to selfish or bad ends; and on the "Authorities" who, he suggests, tolerate the sale of this polluted treat as a means of limiting the population. Notice that the vendor has a death's head.

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Mackay, Wallis. His horn book, for the use of greenhorns and others who would learn of the anthropophagi and divers strange things existing at the end of the XIXth century. London, J. Macqueen, [1898]. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Brittle Books Project, 2011. Web. 4 April 2016.


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