The Society for the Suppression of Humbug

T.H. Jones, The Reign of Humbug (1825)

T.H. Jones, The Reign of Humbug (1825)

Dalrymple is honorary president of the newly formed organisation, which he conceived and which has won the backing of large numbers of right-thinking people. He notes, however, that despite the very best of intentions, the SSH‘s prospects do not appear especially bright in view of certain historical precedents he points to, for instance the

evident failure in the early 19th century of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, vice having prospered ever since.

Another movement spearheaded by Dalrymple, the SSRM (Society for the Suppression of Rock Music) has not, it must be said, had much success either.

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