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Author William Moy Thomas
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
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Leaves from Lima

30/4/1853

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Author Clements Robert Markham
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subject Latin America—Description and Travel
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 305

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The Black Lad

30/4/1853

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Author Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Great Britain—Description and Travel
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 440

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The Test of Time

30/4/1853

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Author Edmund Ollier
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subject Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 282

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Author Samuel Rinder
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 321

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Author Louisa Stuart Costello
Genre Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Subjects France—History
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 380

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
United States—Social Life and Customs
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Excerpts from the New York Spiritual Telegraph.

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Author Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genres Prose: Serial Fiction i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Country Life; Rural Conditions; Rural Conditions in Literature; Rural Development
Friendship
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Greece—Social Life and Customs
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 375

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Sports; Games; Leisure; Pleasure; Hunting; Horse Racing; Gambling; Duelling
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Based largely on Charles Boner, Chamois Hunting in the Mountains of Bavaria (1853).

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Patent Wrongs

7/5/1853

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Author Henry Morley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Essay i
Subjects Great Britain—Colonies—Commerce
Inventors; Inventions
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 278

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Author Miss [?] Erle
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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A Puff of Smoke

7/5/1853

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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 338

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
London (England)—Description and Travel
Temperance; Alcoholism
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Part of a series of articles on public houses. See also Sala's series 'Phases of "Public" Life'.

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In and Out of Jail

14/5/1853

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Authors Charles Dickens
Henry Morley
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Dickens probably wrote the following portion of 'In and Out of Jail': from 'I go further still' (p. 244) to the conclusion.
Dickens may also have written or added to the following passage: from 'Thus far' to 'Mr. Hill proposes' (p. 244).
In addition, Dickens seems to have added touches to the following passage: from the beginning to ''without mercy'' (p. 242).
Finally, Dickens seems to have interpolated brief comments elsewhere in the essay.
This article, a review of Frederic Hill's Crime: Its Amount, Causes, and Remedies (1853), was originally written by Morley under the title of 'A Doctor of Morals.' Dickens was dissatisfied and instructed Wills to make changes (see letter of 10 March 1853 below), but apparently was still dissatisfied when he saw Wills' revision, and finally reworked the piece himself, editing it and adding the passages listed above.
Dickens' letter to Wills gives some indication of how strictly he controlled the editorial policies of Household Words, how closely those policies followed his own ideas, and how pervasively he colored articles not his own, by his known predilections and editorial assignments, as well as by interpolating phrases, comments, and sometimes long passages. In this instance, portions of Morley's piece ran counter to Dickens' published views. Dickens writes:

A Doctor of Morals, impossible of insertion as it stands. A mere puff for Hill, with all the difficult parts of the question blinked, and many statements utterly at variance with what I am known to have written. It is exactly because the great bulk of offences in a great number of places are committed by professed thieves, that it will not do to have Pet Prisoning advocated, without grave remonstrance and great care [see 'Pet Prisoners' by Dickens, Household Words, 27 April 1850; see also 'Cain in the Fields', Household Words, 10 May 1851]. That class of prisoner is not to be reformed. We must begin at the beginning and prevent by stringent education and supervision of wicked parents, that class of prisoner from being regularly supplied as if he were a human necessity.
Do they teach trades in workhouses, and try to fit their people (the worst part of them) for Society? Come with me to Tothill Fields Bridewell, or to Shepherd's Bush [the former was a prison for petty offenders, the latter a home for "fallen women" founded by Angela Burdett-Coutts with Dickens' very active participation], and I will show you what a workhouse girl is. Or look to my Walk in a Workhouse (in H. W . [25 May 1850]) and to the glance at the youths I saw in one place, positively kept like wolves.
Mr. Hill thinks prisons could be made nearly self-supporting. Have you any idea of the difficulty that is found in disposing of Prison-Work? Or does he know that the Treadmills didn't grind the air because the State or the Magistracy objected to the competition of prison labour with free labour, but because the work could not be got?
I never can have any kind of prison discipline disquisition in H. W. that does not start with the first great principle I have laid down, and that does not protest against prisons being considered per se. Whatever chance is given to a man in a prison, must be given to a man in a refuge for distress.
The article in itself is very good, but it must have these points in it; otherwise I am not only compromising opinions I am known to hold, but the journal itself is blowing hot and cold and playing fast and loose, in a ridiculous way ...
Let me see a revise when you have got it together ...

Dickens saw the 'revise' and then reworked the article himself.

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

Based largely on Frederic Hill, Crime: Its Amount, Causes, and Remedies (1853).

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Ten Years Old

14/5/1853

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Author Henry Morley
Genres Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Education—Europe; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Domestic Pets

14/5/1853

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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 273

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
London (England)—Description and Travel
Temperance; Alcoholism
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Part of a series of articles on public houses. See also Sala's series 'Phases of "Public" Life'.

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Hush!

14/5/1853

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Author Adelaide Anne Procter
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subject Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 423

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Summer in Rome

14/5/1853

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Author Unknown
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Italy—Description and Travel
Italy—Social Life and Customs
Weather; Meteorology; Climate; Seasons
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 299

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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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