“Gas Lights”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1823 (according to Leyden)
Keywords: commerce technology nonballad


"Belfast and the new fashioned gas ... can from all darkness deliver." Business men, "jolly commanders," are named. People "from Scotland and England from Holland and Flanders" meet. Tradesmen are busy. Saturday nights are lively, well lit and safe.


  1. Leyden 6, "Gas Lights" (1 text)
  2. BI, Leyd006