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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Railroads
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Titled 'Refreshments for Travellers' in The Uncommercial Traveller, Vol. 1 (1860, 1863). 

The French idea of a 'restaurant' to refresh and restore travellers of both sexes during a journey, was still foreign to British cities in 1860, but the end of March saw the second reading of Gladstone's 'Refreshment Houses and Wine Licensing Bill', which proposed: to let small retailers take out licences (at the discretion of the issuing magistrate) for the sale of wine to be consumed off the premises, to let eating-house keepers take out licences for the sale of wine to be consumed on the premises, and to place all eating houses under the control of the police; the Bill became law on 1 July 1860 (Refreshment Houses and Wine Licenses Act, 23 Vict. cap. 27). Dickens's paper is in one sense highly topical, anticipating a leader in The Times of 28 March, which repeats the main complaint in Dickens's essay: '[o]ne of the most grievous discomforts to which all visitors to London are exposed is the difficulty of finding in it either a dinner or a luncheon, more especially if ladies are of the party... The want is in the deficiency of small Refreshment houses where people of moderate or even humble means may procure dinner and other necessary refreshments at a [small] cost' (p. 9 cols. d-e).

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Odd Fish

24/3/1860

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Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
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Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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 Wilkie Collins
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Good Water

31/3/1860

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Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
Public Health; Sanitation; Water
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
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Cream of Tartary

31/3/1860

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Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
Russia—Description and Travel
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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The Caged Lark

31/3/1860

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Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subject Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
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Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
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Author Charles Allston Collins
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Commerce
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
London (England)—Description and Travel
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author Wilkie Collins
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
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Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Commerce
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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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Written in Dust

7/4/1860

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Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subject Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Europe—Description and Travel
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Titled 'Travelling Abroad' in collected editions of the series

The 'German chariot' which conveys the narrator on his dreamy journey is modelled on the coach in which Dickens and his household made their trips to Italy (1844–45), Switzerland and France (1846–47). In May 1844 Dickens related to Forster how he hoped to find 'some good old shabby devil of a coach – one of those vast phantoms that hide themselves in a corner of the Pantechnicon' and how he had bought such a one for £45. 'As for comfort...' he continued, 'it is about the size of your library; with night-lamps and day-lamps and pockets and imperials and leathern cellars, and the most extraordinary contrivances'; sitting inside it, he felt 'a perfect Sentimental Traveller' (Pilgrim, IV, p. 127&n.). In Pictures from Italy this same carriage is described as 'an English travelling carriage of considerable proportions, fresh from the shady halls of the Pantechnicon' (1846; 'Going through France'). As in the travel book, Dickens here displays a tendency to give comically literal translations of common French expressions ('ordinary wine'; 'It is well'); 'the British Boaxe' appears to be an imitation of how the concept of boxing might be rendered in a French accent.

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Genre Prose: History i
Subjects Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—History
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
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Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Occasional (Christmas Story; article in Christmas or New Year Number, &c) i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Railroads
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author Sarah Smith
Genre Prose: Occasional (Christmas Story; article in Christmas or New Year Number, &c) i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author George Augustus Sala
Genre Prose: Occasional (Christmas Story; article in Christmas or New Year Number, &c) i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
India—Description and Travel
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author Adelaide Anne Procter
Genre Poetry: Occasional (Christmas, &c.) i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Mediterranean Region—Description and Travel
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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