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Our Vestry

28/8/1852

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subject Great Britain—Politics and Government
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Dickens seems to have had the idea for a paper or series of papers entitled 'Playing at Parliament' as far back as July 1850, when he was being exasperated by reports of the debates in the Court of Common Councils (governing body of the City of London) when many Councillors opposed sanitary reform (see Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 129; also Vol. 2 of [the Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens' Journalism], pp. 327–28). In one of his earliest sketches, 'Our Parish: the Election for Beadle' (Evening Chronicle, 14 July 1835; see Vol. 1 of [the Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens' Journalism], pp. 20–6), he had made fun of the self-important pomposities of local government assemblies as reflecting the absurdities of Parliamentary procedures; the Pickwick Club's behaviour in Pickwick Papers, Ch. 1, is a variant on this theme and Dickens again returns to it here. 

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Shawls

28/8/1852

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Author Harriet Martineau
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Fashion; Fashion History; Clothing and Dress; Millinery; Textile Crafts; Textile Design; Cotton; Cotton Manufacture
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author John Capper
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Asia—Description and Travel
Asia—Social Life and Customs
Great Britain—Colonies—Description and Travel
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The Path of Faith

28/8/1852

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Author Mr. [?] Harper
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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A Cup of Coffee

28/8/1852

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: History i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
World—History
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Editorial i
Subjects Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Author Anne d'Archambault Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Africa, North—Description and Travel
Mediterranean Region—Description and Travel
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
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Author James Hannay
Genre Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
London (England)—Description and Travel
Urbanization; Urban Life and Landscapes
Weather; Meteorology; Climate; Seasons
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28/8/1852

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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