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6/11/1852

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Advertisement for the Second Volume of A Child's History of England
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Authors Charles Dickens
Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Precious Metals; Precious Stones; Gold; Gold Mines and Mining; Mines and Mineral Resources; Minerals; Metals; Quarries and Quarrying
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Dickens probably wrote the following portions of 'Discovery of a Treasure Near Cheapside': from the beginning to 'uneasy about it!' (p. 195); from 'Thus, I came out' (p. 197) to the conclusion.
Dickens may also have added touches to the following passage: from 'I left the furnaces' to 'tale of sorrow' (p. 196).
'Discovery of a Treasure Near Cheapside' describes a visit to Brown and Wingrove's Wood Street Smelting Works, a gold refinery located at 30-31 Wood Street, Cheapside, London. The essay is another good example of a Dickensian 'process' article - an article which explains an ordinary manufacturing process and at the same time reveals its special wonder and enchantment. Dickens felt that this fusion of realism and fancy could help make daily life more imaginative and therefore more bearable. The anomalous tree which figures so prominently in Dickens' portion of the article was a plane tree growing at the corner of Wood Street in the church-yard of St. Peter's, Westcheap.

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: Digest; Review i
Subjects Astrology
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Dr Francis Moore, Vox Stellarum.

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Umbrellas

13/11/1852

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Author George Dodd
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Inventors; Inventions
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Day-Break

13/11/1852

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
Railroads
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Author Eliza Griffiths
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Justice to Chicory

13/11/1852

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Middle East—Politics and Government
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Author Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subject Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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The Famine Time

13/11/1852

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Author Harriet Martineau
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Ireland—Description and Travel
Ireland—Social Conditions
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
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Author Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects London (England)—Description and Travel
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
United States—Description and Travel
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My Fortune

20/11/1852

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Author Georgiana Marion Craik
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author William Cox Bennett
Genres Poetry: Elegy i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Subjects Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Great Britain—History
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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Author Eustace Clare Grenville Murray
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Europe—Description and Travel
Europe—Social Life and Customs
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Monarchy
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Prose: Snippet i
Subject Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author John Forster
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
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A Dip in the Nile

20/11/1852

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Author Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Egypt—Description and Travel
Egypt—Social Conditions
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Islam
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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From Bayle St. John, Village Life in Egypt, 1852.

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Author Edmund Phipps
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Italy—Description and Travel
Italy—Politics and Government
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Catholic Church
Religion—Christianity—Protestantism; Dissenters, Religious
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20/11/1852

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Trading in Death

27/11/1852

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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The Duke of Wellington died on 14 September and his state Funeral took place on 18 November. It was planned on a more magnificent and elaborate scale than any previous such occasion in the nation's history and, given Dickens's detestation of costly and elaborate funeral ceremonies, it is not surprising that he reacted negatively to all this. 'I think it a grevious thing,' he wrote to Miss Burdett Coutts on 23 September, 'a relapse into semi-barbarous practices...a pernicious corruption of the popular mind, just beginning to awaken from the long dream of inconsistencies, monstrosities, horrors and ruinous expenses, that has beset all classes of society in connexion with Death' (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, pp. 764–5). In the same letter he expressed his belief that it would be useless to publish any remonstrance on the subject until the wave of public emotion had subsided. 

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