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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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In this article, as in 'Gone to the Dogs' [HW, Vol. XI, 10 March 1855] (article 36 [in the Dent Uniform Edition of Dickens' Journalism Vol. 3, pp. 283–91]), Dickens uses a device that enables him to string together a number of disparate satirical points he wishes to make. The contrast between the money spent in honouring Nelson and that spent in honouring Wellington connects with his earlier condemnation of the costly and ostentatious State Funeral given to the latter [see 'Trading in Death', HW, Vol. VI. 27 November 1852]. The allusion to a 'pauper provision' for Nelson's daughter concerns Horatia, his daughter by Lady Hamilton, officially known as his 'adopted' daughter until his paternity became public knowledge in 1849. In his will Nelson famously left Lady Hamilton as 'a legacy to my King and Country'; also Horatia, to 'the beneficence of my country'. But the death of Pitt meant that no public provision was arranged for the women.

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Author Georgiana Marion Craik
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
People with Disabilities; Human Body—Social Aspects; Human Bodies in Literature
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Catholic Church
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Robert Stephen Hawker
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Education—Europe; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Fraud; Forgery; Deception; Betrayal—Fiction
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
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A Pill-Box

12/2/1853

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Author George Dodd
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
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Author Clements Robert Markham
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Latin America—Description and Travel
Latin America—Social Life and Customs
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
Railroads
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: History i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Monarchy
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Catholic Church
Religion—Christianity—Church of England
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Compiled in large part from Thomas Keightley, The History of England, and from George L. Craik and Charles MacFarlane, The Pictorial History of England.

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