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Genre Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Subjects France—Social Life and Customs
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Author Thomas Satchell
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subject Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
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Authors Henry Morley
Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Europe—Description and Travel
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
Popular Culture; Amusements
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3/1/1852

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Subject Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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1) The Extra Christmas Number of Household Words.

2) A Child's History of England.

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Author William Allingham
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Ireland—Social Life and Customs
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
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Author William Duthie
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
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The Linnet-Hawker

10/1/1852

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Author George Meredith
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Great Britain—Commerce
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
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Author John Capper
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Asia—Social Life and Customs
Great Britain—Colonies—General
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Communication; Telegraph; Postal Service
London (England)—Description and Travel
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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My First Place

10/1/1852

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Author Esther Bakewell
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects 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;
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Great Britain—Commerce
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10/1/1852

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Subject Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Advertisement for A Child's History of England.
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Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
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Dickens wrote the following portions of 'A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree': from 'How came I' (p. 385) to 'followed my leader' (p. 386); from 'It was playing' (p. 387) to the conclusion.
Dickens seems also to have gone over the remainder of the piece with great care, to have altered it substantially, and to have added many touches and some longer passages. For example, he probably interpolated the phrases within dashes in the two opening paragraphs, and he very likely wrote or re-wrote the clauses which introduce his first major contribution.
In 1860, St. Luke's. Hospital for the insane, with Dickens' permission, re-printed 'A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree' as a promotional pamphlet. This pamphlet, like the similar reissue of 'Drooping Buds' (see note to 'Drooping Buds'), is extremely rare. But the 'Curious Dance' pamphlet has a distinction which the 'Drooping Buds' pamphlet lacks; its wrapper is imprinted, 'By Charles Dickens.' This attribution is reiterated within the pamphlet. At the conclusion of the essay the pamphlet comments on the piece, repeatedly refers to it as by Dickens, states that it is reprinted by permission of 'the Author,' and never hints at a second author. After Dickens' death, this attribution was frequently denied, and the article - which Wills had republished in Old Leaves (see note to 'Valentine's Day at the Post-Office') as a collaborative piece, and which the Contributors' Book listed as by Dickens and Wills - was claimed entirely for Wills. 'A Curious Dance' is, however, primarily by Dickens. This may be stated categorically, for the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library owns a ten-page manuscript in Dickens' hand comprising well over half the text - a share which may not represent all that Dickens wrote, and which of course does not include the segments he added in proof. The Berg manuscript has been followed, however, in determining Dickens' contribution to 'A Curious Dance' (see first paragraph above).
The printed text of Dickens' contribution to 'A Curious Dance' is almost identical to the text which emerges from his heavily canceled and interlineated manuscript. The postmanuscript changes, almost certainly made in proof, consist, for the most part, of added commas and the like. There are however, a few substantive changes. Dickens deleted, presumably in proof, the information that the music was provided by a fiddle and a harp (an uncharacteristic reduction for him), and he added, again presumably in proof, the final sentence ('It will be much, some day'). These slight changes are typical of the other substantive changes in Dickens' share of the article.
The manuscript sheds light on the way Dickens planned and wrote some of his composite pieces. For 'A Curious Dance' he wrote two separately headed and separately paged manuscripts. The first manuscript, labeled 'A' by Dickens, and constituting his first long contribution to the article, ends after only four lines on the fourth page - Dickens filled the remainder of the page with his characteristic 'ending' flourish, a squiggle down the center of the blank portion. The second manuscript, labeled 'B' by Dickens, and constituting his second long contribution to the article, runs for six close-packed, separately numbered pages, again beginning with page one. Both the overall division of the article and the separation of the contributions within the division indicate that Dickens and Wills discussed the strategy, organization, and dovetailing of the piece before either sat down to write this share, though Dickens, if he followed his usual practice, performed the final smoothing and integration in proof.
'A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree' contains one of Dickens' infrequent theoretical speculations on the nature of art. This speculation, a theory of dramatic catharsis (see pp. 385-86), is identical, both in idea and type of example, to that which Dickens enunciated several months later in 'Lying Awake,' an essay he published in Household Words on 30 October 1852, and republished in Reprinted Pieces (1858). However, theorizing on art was incidental to Dickens' chief impulse in writing 'A Curious Dance.' He used the occasion of attending a Boxing Day party at St. Luke's Hospital to focus again on a lifelong interest - insanity and its treatment. See also 'Idiots.'

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

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Author John Capper
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Great Britain—Colonies—General
India—Description and Travel
India—Social Conditions
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Three and Sixpence

17/1/1852

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Author Theodore Alois William Buckley
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Church of England
Religion—Christianity—General
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The Source of Joy

17/1/1852

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Author Mr. [?] Harper
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
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Things Departed

17/1/1852

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Fashion; Fashion History; Clothing and Dress; Millinery; Textile Crafts; Textile Design; Cotton; Cotton Manufacture
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Education—Europe; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Authors Henry Morley
Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Europe—Description and Travel
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
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