As someone who hasn’t even owned a dress for the last 25 years, I tend to be more charmed than amused by 19th-century attempts at “dress reform.” Those loose trousers under yards of drapery look much more comfortable than the skirts sweeping the ground, the mud, and—as Esther puts it in Bleak House—“all the light objects” in the room. 1,103 more words
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Elizabeth Gaskell’s THE OLD NURSE’S STORY
(A ghost story, first published in a special 1852 Christmas Issue of Household Words entitled “A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire” ) 9,815 more words
Household Words: Charles Dickens' "A SLEEP TO STARTLE US" being an article on the first Ragged School
Dickens, Charles. “A Sleep to Startle Us.” Household words . 4. 103 (1852): 577-580. Web. <http://www.djo.org.uk/household-words/volume-iv/page-577.html>.
Today we’re looking at a speech given by Brigham Young in 1852 to a joint session of Legislature on the topic of slavery, racism, and Brigham’s idea of how God looks at black people. 2,919 more words