London labour and the London poor, Volume 4

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Charles Griffin, 1862 - England

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The journalist Henry Mayhew started writing articles on London's poor in 1849, interviewing people so they could tell their own story. Over the years by adding vivid descriptions, statistics, essays ... Read full review

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Journalist Mayhew wrote these texts as newspaper articles between 1849 and 1850. He exposed the underbelly of London's impoverished masses, some working, some begging, others stealing. Dickens, it ain't. Read full review

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Page 245 - One more Unfortunate, Weary of breath, Rashly importunate, Gone to her death! Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care; Fashioned so slenderly, Young, and so fair ! Look at her garments Clinging like cerements; Whilst the wave constantly Drips from her clothing; Take her up instantly, Loving, not loathing. Touch her not scornfully; Think of her mournfully, Gently and humanly...
Page 394 - Sunday following, when the people are at church, the said collectors shall gently ask and demand of every man and woman what they of their charity will give weekly towards the relief of the poor, and the same is to be written in the same book.
Page 41 - And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 25: When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
Page 199 - The psychiatrists stepped in at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th, centuries.
Page 39 - Away with cant, and let him that is without sin among you cast the first stone.
Page 41 - Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. 14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place...
Page 41 - And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
Page 8 - Now the utilities produced by labour are of three kinds. They are, First, utilities fixed and embodied in outward objects ; by labour employed in investing external material things with properties which render them serviceable to human beings.
Page 41 - And he returned to Judah, and . said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.
Page 41 - And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said. Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said. Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that -is in thine hand.

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