That the sewers of mid-19th-century London were foul is beyond question;
it was widely agreed, Michelle Allen says, that the tunnels were
“volcanoes of filth; gorged veins of putridity; ready to explode at any
moment in a whirlwind of foul gas, and poison all those whom they failed
to smother.” Yet this, the toshers themselves insisted, did not mean
that working conditions under London were entirely intolerable.
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