About London

Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,797 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.1
LoC Category: PR
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Added to site: 2010.06.13
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Genre: Essays
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tement among the newspaper boys was very great. I heard some of them, on the last day of the trial, confess to having been too excited all that day to do anything; their admiration of the speech of Edwin James was intense. A small enthusiast near me said to another, "That ere James is the fellow to work 'em; didn't he pitch hin to the hemperor?"

"Yes," said a sadder and wiser boy; "yes, he's all werry well, but he'd a spoke on t'other side just as well if he'd been paid."

"No; would he?"

"Yes, to be sure."

"Well, that's wot I call swindling."

"No, it ain't. They does their best. Them as pays you, you works for."

Whether the explanation was satisfactory I can't say, as the small boy's master's name was called, and he vanished with "two quire" on his youthful head. But generally these small boys prefer wit to politics; they are much given to practical jokes at each other's expense, and have no mercy for individual peculiarities. Theirs is a hard life, from five in the m

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2010.09.25
bokemom
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This book contains some good information about social and government institutions of that period in London. It provides some wonderful background for the literature of that era, what is going on politically and socially. It was written by a man of that time for that time, and so he assumes that his audience is familiar with the current events and people.
It leaves you with the feeling of reading the Sunday supplements of ten years ago, interesting but no emotional attachment.


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