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Whole Hogs

23/8/1851

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Temperance; Alcoholism
United States—Social Life and Customs
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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'I don't know what to write about', Dickens wrote to Wills on 10 August 'in the absence of your Paris-trip notes [see Headnote to 'A Flight', HW, Vol. III, 30 August 1851], but I think of a paper on "Whole Hogs" – Peace Society, Temperance Do, [i.e. ditto] and Vegetarians – all of whom have lately been making stupendous fools of themselves' (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 457). All three Societies had featured prominently in The Times during the previous two or three weeks. On 5 August the paper satirically reported the National Temperance Society's 'Great Teetotal Demonstration' at Exeter Hall the previous day. George Cruikshank and the American pacifist Elihu Burritt were among those on the platform, and the committee's address stressed that 'nothing short of total abstinence could destroy their fearful foe'. There were also some dismal attempts at humour. 

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Author Frederick Bayle St. John
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Egypt—Description and Travel
Egypt—Social Life and Customs
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Middle East—Description and Travel
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
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Author Anna Mary Howitt
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subject Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
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The Water-Elf

23/8/1851

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Author Edmund Ollier
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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The Dreadnought

23/8/1851

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Author James Hannay
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
People with Disabilities; Human Body—Social Aspects; Human Bodies in Literature
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author Henry Morley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (1851)
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Author [?] Mulock
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Accidents; Accident Victims—Fiction; Fires; Search and Rescue Operations; Natural Disasters; Disasters; Disaster Relief
Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Colonies—Description and Travel
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Author Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subject Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
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Author Charles Knight
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
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From John Hooker, "The Lyffe of Sir Peter Carewe," Archaeologia, 1840. 

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