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Parish Doctors

13/6/1857

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Author James Payn
Genre Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Subjects Country Life; Rural Conditions; Rural Conditions in Literature; Rural Development
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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The Best Authority

20/6/1857

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subject Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
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The comic device of a distracted search for a frequently named but always elusive figure which Dickens uses in this entertaining diatribe against portentous gossips prefigures Twemlow's bewildered attempts to identify the Veneerings' 'oldest friend' in Our Mutual Friend.

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Grayrigg Grange

20/6/1857

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Author Thomas Wilkinson Speight
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author Eliza Lynn Linton
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
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Based on John W. Draper, Human Physiology (1856).

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Handel

20/6/1857

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subject Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
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Based on Victor Schoelcher, The Life of Handel (1857).

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Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genres Prose: Report i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
France—Description and Travel
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Authors Eliza Lynn Linton
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: History i
Subjects Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Violence; Torture; Violence in Literature; Violence—Moral and Ethical Aspects; Violence—Psychological Aspects
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Advertisements

20/6/1857

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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1) Advertisement for the Fifteenth Volume of Household Words.
2) Advertisement for The Dead Secret.

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Author Thomas Wilkinson Speight
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Railroads
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author [?] Richardson
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author James Payn
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
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Duelling in France

27/6/1857

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Authors Charles Dickens
Eliza Lynn Linton
Genre Prose: History i
Subjects France—History
Monarchy
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Violence; Torture; Violence in Literature; Violence—Moral and Ethical Aspects; Violence—Psychological Aspects
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Dickens probably wrote the concluding paragraph of 'Duelling in France.' Dickens may also have rewritten or added to the opening paragraph.
In addition, Dickens seems to have pruned, smoothed, and otherwise edited the piece. He may be the author of some of the transition sentences and summary passages; for example, the passage beginning, 'but, the gendarmes came', and ending 'conceivable and inconceivable cause' (p. 619). And he may be responsible for pointing some of the brief antidueling comments and for sharpening some of the acid opinions scattered through the article. See, for instance, such phrases as the following: from 'such savage, ruthless, uncivilised fellows' to 'sanguinary times' (p. 614); 'or, more properly speaking, murderers' (p. 615); 'or rather to assassinate' (p. 615) ; 'and celebrated cut-throats' (p. 615) ; from 'so little' to 'repudiate crime' (p. 617); 'of what we would call blackguardism' (p. 618). Since the Contributors' Book lists Dickens as joint author, and since he seems to have added little original matter, he probably made a great many minor emendations and deletions.
Dickens may also have made a more fundamental contribution to the article; he may have suggested the topic and some of the episodes recounted. In his early writings he had mocked the practice of dueling, and he owned a two-volume History of Duelling (1841) by John Gideon Millingen, M.D. (1782-1862), a book which served as the source for much of the article. This source contains many errors of fact, misspellings of names, and confusions of dates - all of which are repeated in the article. Dr. Millingen, an old acquaintance, had proposed Dickens for membership in the Garrick Club, a body to which he was elected on 21 January 1837.

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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