Ginx's Baby

His Birth and other Misfortunes

Author: Edward Jenkins
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,109 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 491
mnybks.net#: 3957
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Satire
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A baby, born in a London slum and abandoned by its parents, is tossed about and quarreled over by various officials and charitable associations of London. A healthful warning against red-tape methods of exercising charity.

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he whole Wittenagemote with suspicion, contempt, or even hatred? See him rush madly to Trafalgar Square meetings, Hyde Park demonstrations, perhaps to Lord George Gordon Riots, as if there were no less perilous means of publishing his opinions! There wily men may lead his unconscious intellect, and stir his passions, and direct his forces against his own--and his children's good. Did it ever occur to you, or any of you, how many voters cannot read, and how many more, though they can read, are unable to apprehend reasons of statesmanship?--that even newspapers cannot inform them, since they have not the elementary knowledge needed for the comprehension of those things which are discussed in them; nay, that for want of understanding the same they may terribly distort political aims and consequences? Might it not be worth while for you, gentlemen--may it not be your duty to devise ways and means for conveying such elementary instruction by good street-preachers on politics and economy, or even political bible- w

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