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The Toady Tree

26/5/1855

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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'Toady' (abbreviation of 'toad-eater') was nineteenth-century slang for someone who fawned on those of higher social rank or greater wealth. Dickens draws on the legend of the deadly poisonous Upas Tree of Java to provide his device for this satirical onslaught on the proneness of the English to abase themselves before aristocrats.

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Author Louisa King
Genre Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
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Chip: Brimstone

26/5/1855

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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Subject Precious Metals; Precious Stones; Gold; Gold Mines and Mining; Mines and Mineral Resources; Minerals; Metals; Quarries and Quarrying
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Reader's correction of a statement in "Electric Light", Household Words, XI, No. 264 (April 14th 1855).

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Poultry Abroad

26/5/1855

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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
France—Description and Travel
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Author Frederick Bayle St. John
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Monarchy
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
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A Leviathon Indeed

26/5/1855

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Author John Capper
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Crimean War, 1853-1856
Engineering;
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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