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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 437

Volume 17, New Series, May 15, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,159 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 548
Added to site: 2006.07.23
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Genre: Periodical
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h front erect and arms a-kimbo, with one foot advanced after the approved statuesque model, and exhibits a face of scornful brass to an unsympathising world, before whom he stands a monument of neglected merit, and whom he doubtless expects to overwhelm with unutterable shame for their abominable treatment of a man and a brother--and a gentleman to boot. This sort of exhibition never lasts long, it being a kind of standing-dish for which the public have very little relish in this practical age. The 'swell' sweeper generally subsides in a week or two, and vanishes from the stage, on which, however ornamental, he is of very little use.

The occasional sweeper is much oftener a poor countryman, who has wandered to London in search of employment, and, finding nothing else, has spent his last fourpence in the purchase of a besom, with which he hopes to earn a crust. Here his want of experience in town is very much against him. You may know him instantly from the old habitué of the streets: he

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