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Sucking Pigs

8/11/1851

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Fashion; Fashion History; Clothing and Dress; Millinery; Textile Crafts; Textile Design; Cotton; Cotton Manufacture
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
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'It is one of the main vices of this time,' Dickens wrote in 1852, 'to ride objects to Death through mud and mire...to neglect private duties associated with no particular excitement, for lifeless and soulless public hullabaloo with a great deal of excitement, and thus seriously to damage the objects taken up (often very good in themselves)...' (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 825). He had attacked this tendency in 'Whole Hogs' [...] and had, as he notes here, offended some HW readers thereby – he told Wills on 12 October that he believed a 500 drop in circulation 'had something to do with' Temperance subscribers (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 519). The Bloomer campaign for female dress reform clearly seemed to him a particularly noteworthy example of 'Whole Hoggism'. 

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Author John Capper
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Colonies—General
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Life and Luggage

8/11/1851

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Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Essay i
Subjects Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author Dora Greenwell
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subject Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Great Britain—Commerce
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Author Henry Morley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Religion; Religion and Culture
Russia—Description and Travel
Russia—Social Life and Customs
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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