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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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Authors Henry Morley
Henry G. Wreford
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Italy—Politics and Government
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Author Thomas Noon Talfourd
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: History i
Subject Great Britain—History
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Compiled in large part from Thomas Keightley, The History of England, and from George L. Craik and Charles MacFarlane, The Pictorial History of England.

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My Uncle

6/12/1851

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Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Dickens probably wrote the following portion of 'My Uncle': from 'My Uncle's office' (p. 243) to 'like tigresses' (p. 244).
Dickens may also have added a few details to the following passage: from the opening to 'Tao-Kwang' (p. 241).
In addition, Dickens seems to have added touches to other passages by Wills. For example, he probably interpolated such bits as the elaborate and suddenly intruded description of Phelim O'Shea's coat (from 'a loose blue' to 'the centre,' p. 42). For a discussion of the Dickens-Wills attributions, see note to 'Valentine's Day at the Post-Office'.
Pawnshops, their habitues, and their little dramas were subjects that fascinated Dickens and that he often wrote about. As early as 30 June 1835, in 'The Pawnbroker's Shop' - reprinted in Sketches by Boz (1836) - he developed such a scene at length. In his share of the piece below, Dickens dwells on many of the same details and pretences, but now his attitude is more sympathetic.

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

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Author Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—History
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: History i
Subject Europe—History
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Familiar Things

6/12/1851

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Author George Meredith
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subject Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
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Author George Augustus Sala
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
London (England)—Description and Travel
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: Editorial i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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'Chips: A Free (and Easy) School' is solely by Dickens.
The paper referred to below, 'A Free (and Easy) School,' by Dickens and Henry Morley, appeared in Household Words on 15 November 1851 (see p. 169).
According to Morley, the 'Chip' owed its origin to a strange coincidence. The master of the school turned out to be one of Dickens' old tailors. Morley describes what happened:

Poor Mr. C. [the tailor-schoolmaster] has been several times to Dickens, having been, utterly to my surprise, almost 'snuffed out by an article.' Trustees had been down upon him, and parents were writing to remove their sons. A note from Dickens, with this paragraph ['Chips: A Free (and Easy) School'], have set him right again - as nobody could wish to do him injury. The poor fellow appealed simply for pity - said every word was true, and was, said Dickens, 'quite awe-struck at the cleverness of the young man.' ...
Dickens imitated him, not mockingly - but you know his talent for mimicry - and he expressed quite touchingly the poor fellow's appeal, to which, of course, he had responded generously [Solly, The Life of Henry Morley, p.198].

Six years later, when Morley reprinted 'A Free (and Easy) School' in Gossip he completely changed the physical description of the schoolmaster and completely altered the exterior of the school.

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

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A Few Miracles

6/12/1851

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Author Theodore Alois William Buckley
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Europe—History
Great Britain—History
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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From Roger of Wendover, Bede, etc.

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Author Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Country Life; Rural Conditions; Rural Conditions in Literature; Rural Development
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Friendship
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
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Author James Hannay
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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A Child's Prayer

13/12/1851

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Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Reprintings: Reproduced as 'A Child's Evening Prayer' in Home Song Book: Prepared for the Use of the Children of the Home for the Friendless (New York: American Female Guardian Society, 1857) with no acknowledgement. Also reprinted in as 'Child's Evening Hymn' in Grandmother's Scrapbook; Or, The Way To Do Good. Designed to Encourage the Highest Religious Attainments within the Power of Man (Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1869), no acknowledgement; as 'A Child's Evening Hymn' in Royal Readers, Third Series, No. 1 (London: Nelson Thomas and Sons, 1872) and with its original title in Henry Troth Coates, The Children's Book of Poetry: Carefully Selected from the Works of the Best and Most Popular Writers for Children (Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1879), acknowledged as from Household Words.

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Household Crime

13/12/1851

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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: History i
Subject Europe—History
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Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genre Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Author Anna Mary Howitt
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Diary; Journal i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Theatre; Performing Arts; Performing; Dance; Playwriting; Circus
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Author Frederick Bayle St. John
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Middle East—Description and Travel
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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