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The Night Side of London

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Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,395 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 559
Added to site: 2010.06.13
mnybks.net#: 28132
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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h houses and persons is very small; the prison population at any particular time is 6000, costing for the year 170,000 pounds. Our juvenile thieves cost us 300 pounds a-piece. The average income of the London thief is estimated at 2 pounds per week.

Again, let us look at the classes whose labours and occupations and modes of life are inconsistent with health, or not favourable to any great development of moral principle. Almost 20,000 persons are engaged in Sunday trading; the number of ragged children is nearly 30,000, the number of families living in one room is estimated as high as 150,000. It appears from a report by Mr. Goderich, officer of health in the parish of Kensington, that in a place called the Potteries there are 1147 human beings and 1041 pigs congregated within a space of less than nine acres, the present number of pigs being below the usual average. The dwellings of a large proportion of the inhabitants of this locality are mere hovels with shattered roofs and unglazed windows, the flo

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