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Lively Turtle

26/10/1850

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Politics and Government
London (England)—Description and Travel
Public Health; Sanitation; Water
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The Aldermen of the Court of Common Council, the governing body of the City of London, had long been the butt of jokes in Punch and other satirical papers for their reactionary stupidity and complacency and their gormandising feasts (always involving turtle soup). Their strenuous opposition to the application to the City of the Public Health Act of 1848, and to the removal of Smithfield Meat market from the city centre, particularly angered Dickens. On 12 July he noticed a report in The Times (which was also campaigning for the removal of Smithfield) of 'a most intolerably asinine Speech about Smithfield, made in the Common Council by one Taylor' and asked Wills to get him further material about 'absurdities enunciated by this wiseacre' so that he could write up something about him for HW (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 129). Snoady's wonderful vision of Alderman Groggles as a 'lively turtle' is the result.

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Author Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
Civilization—Classical
Religion; Religion and Culture
Slavery; Slaves; Slaves—Fiction; Slave-Trade
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Author Matthew Davenport Hill
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Fraud; Forgery; Deception; Betrayal—Fiction
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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Author Samuel Sidney
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Latin America—Description and Travel
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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The Two Trees

26/10/1850

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Author John Critchley Prince
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
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Protected Cradles

26/10/1850

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Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Essay i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Europe—Social Conditions
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Public Health; Sanitation; Water
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Quotes the work of Jean Baptiste Marbeau as translated by an unnamed female author in a pamphlet entitled Day Nurseries as well as from the Report of the Board of Health.

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A Memory

26/10/1850

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Genre Poetry: Elegy i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Religion; Religion and Culture
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author Mrs Mary Anne Hoare
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
France—Description and Travel
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Author Alfred Whaley Cole
Genre Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Africa—Description and Travel
Africa—Social Life and Customs
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Great Britain—Colonies—Description and Travel
Language and Languages
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
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