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Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Communication; Telegraph; Postal Service
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
London (England)—Description and Travel
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Dickens probably wrote the following portion of 'Post-Office Money-Orders': from 'The Central Money-order Office' (p. 3) to 'wealth and laurels!' (p. 4).
Dickens may also have rewritten or added to the following sections: from the opening to 'might be extinguished' (p. 1); from 'All these people' to 'hereditary bondsmen only' (p. 4).
In 1852 the following anonymous pamphlet was published in London: Methods of Employment, Being An Exposure of the unprincipled schemers, who, through the means of Advertisements, profess to give Receipts by which industrious persons of either sex may realize from £1 to £5, and even £10 per week. With Remarks by Charles Dickens, Esq. Most of the pamphlet was given over to reprinting gulling advertisements and recording the responses received when the ads were answered. But before getting down to this business, the author reprinted, under the title 'Post-Office Money-Orders,' a duly labeled extract from Household Words - the extract being that portion of 'Post-Office Money-Orders' which begins with 'A prosaic place enough' and ends with 'restore the orders to the deluded senders' (p. 3). No authority is given for attributing this extract to Dickens, and though the title page says the remarks are by him, the text itself claims only that the passage is from Household Words - a claim that is made in the introduction to the extract and reiterated at the end.

For a discussion of the Dickens-Wills attributions, see note to 'Valentine's Day at the Post-Office'.

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

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Houses to Let

20/3/1852

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
London (England)—Description and Travel
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author Henry Morley
Subjects Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Weather; Meteorology; Climate; Seasons
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Authors Anon.
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subject London (England)—Description and Travel
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Author [?] Hale
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Europe—Description and Travel
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Sports; Games; Leisure; Pleasure; Hunting; Horse Racing; Gambling; Duelling
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author Henry G. Wreford
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Italy—Description and Travel
Italy—Social Life and Customs
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Advertisements

20/3/1852

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subject Other
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Advertisement for the Fourth Volume of Household Words
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Floating Sentinels

27/3/1852

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Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subject Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Authors William Knighton
Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Asia—Description and Travel
Asia—History
Civilization—Ancient
Curiosities and Wonders
Great Britain—Colonies—Description and Travel
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Author William Moy Thomas
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects France—History
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author [?] Tiffin
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
Public Health; Sanitation; Water
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Author Harriet Martineau
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Europe—Social Life and Customs
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Chips: Our House

27/3/1852

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subject Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
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Author William Moy Thomas
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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Advertisements

27/3/1852

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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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Advertisement for the Fourth Volume of Household Words.
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Drooping Buds

3/4/1852

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Authors Charles Dickens
Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
London (England)—Description and Travel
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
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Dickens probably wrote the following portion of 'Drooping Buds': from 'O! Baby's dead' (p. 46) to ''Come up, and see!'' (p.47).
Dickens may also have rewritten or added to the following passages: from the beginning to 'mortality among our children' (p. 45); the paragraph beginning 'London, like a fine old oak' (p. 46); the paragraph beginning 'Many stiff bows' (p. 46); from 'We followed' to 'not easily forget it' (p. 47); from 'So large a piece' (p. 48) to the conclusion.
In addition, Dickens seems to have gone over the entire piece very carefully - editing, interpolating, and emending throughout.
Dickens' most fervent contribution to this piece, the paragraph beginning 'O! Baby's dead,' seems to incorporate memories of the deaths of four young persons close to him: the sudden death of his eight-month-old baby, Dora, on 54 April 1851; the wasting death two years earlier of his crippled nephew, Harry Burnett, a prototype of Paul Dombey; the lingering death in 1848 of his consumptive sister, Fanny, mother of Harry; and still earlier, the death in his arms of his adored sister-in-law, Mary Hogarth.
'Drooping Buds' describes a visit to the newly founded Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street. Shortly after 'Drooping Buds' appeared, the Hospital, with Dickens' permission, reprinted the piece as a promotional pamphlet. The title page of the pamphlet did not name the authors but did indicate that the piece was 'From Dickens' Household Words' (see also 'A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree'). Six years later (9 February 1858), Dickens delivered one of his most brilliant speeches at a dinner held to aid the Hospital, and two months after that (15 April 1858) he read A Christmas Carol to raise additional money for the institution.

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

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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British Cotton

3/4/1852

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Author John Capper
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Commerce
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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