Historical quotation of the month

The opinion of General Sir Charles James Napier, sent to suppress Chartist disturbances in the North, 1839:

Manchester is the chimney of the world. Rich rascals, poor rogues, drunken ragamuffins, and prostitutes form the moral; soot made into paste by the rain the physique, and the only view is a long chimney: what a place! The entrance to hell realised!

Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier (1857), vol. II, p. 8.


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