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The little watercress girl who gave me the following statement, although only eight years of age, had entirely lost all childish ways, and was, indeed, in thoughts and manner, a woman.
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In this special guest blog post, Dr Mary Shannon writes about the remarkable London street where a number of noted Victorian journalists worked
Last week, I turned a street corner near Oxford Circus and bumped into a friend from university who I had not seen in a good while. 1,473 more words
The link below is to a book review of ‘London Labour and the London Poor,’ by Henry Mayhew.
Charles McCarthy and John Harrison were described by the Standard’s court reporter as ‘urchins’. We should probably understand that to mean that, in the late 1870s, they were young members of the working class. 527 more words
Portobello Rd., 1978.
From London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew, 1851: Concerning street musicians, they are of multifarious classes. As a general rule, they may almost be divided into the tolerable and the intolerable performers, some of them trusting to their skill in music for the reward for their exertions, others only making a noise, so that whatever money they obtain is given to them merely as an inducement for them to depart. 592 more words