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Author Mary Howitt
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subject Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Author Frederick Knight Hunt
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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From Registrar-General's Reports.

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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Great Britain—Commerce
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Authors Richard H. Horne
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Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Communication; Telegraph; Postal Service
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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The Ghost of Art

20/7/1850

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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For a discussion of Dickens's objection to conventionality in art and to the use of stereotyped models by contemporary painters, an objection frequently expressed in his novels, see L. Ormond, 'Dickens and Painting: Contemporary Art', The Dickensian, Vol. 80 (1984), pp. 12–16. He had already mocked this practice in Pictures from Italy (1846), when describing models waiting to be hired on the Spanish Steps in Rome: 

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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (1851)
London (England)—Description and Travel
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Author Mark Lemon
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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Author Mrs Mary Anne Hoare
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Ireland—Social Conditions
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Authors Charles Augustus Cole
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: History i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Historiography; Archaeology; Genealogy; Archives
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
London (England)—Description and Travel
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Religion; Religion and Culture
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Civilization—Ancient
Egypt—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Colonies—Description and Travel
Sports; Games; Leisure; Pleasure; Hunting; Horse Racing; Gambling; Duelling
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From R. G. Gordon-Cumming, Five Years of a Hunter's Life in [...] South Africa, 1850.

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Author Florence Wilson
Genres Prose: Snippet i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Orthodox Eastern Church
Russia—Description and Travel
Russia—Social Life and Customs
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Europe—Commerce
Europe—Description and Travel
France—Description and Travel
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
United States—Description and Travel
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Youth and Summer

20/7/1850

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Author Robert Hogarth Patterson
Genre Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Italy—Description and Travel
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Mediterranean Region—Description and Travel
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—Catholic Church
Weather; Meteorology; Climate; Seasons
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
London (England)—Description and Travel
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Religion; Religion and Culture
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 Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Police; Detectives; Mystery and Detective Stories; Mystery; Mystery Fiction; Forensic Sciences
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The Detective Branch of the Police was established in 1842 with two detectives attached to each division of the force and two inspectors and six sergeants at headquarters in Scotland Yard. Their role was primarily to prevent crime happening rather than to detect criminals after the event, and their necessary contacts with the criminal world made them initially the object of much public suspicion. A series of successful cases of tracking down perpetrators of crime, culminating in the celebrated Manning murder case referred to here by Dickens (a case in which nearly all the officers he is entertaining were directly involved), led to a change in the public's attitude and this is reflected in the intensely admiring series of articles Dickens published in HW. The first of these, by Wills, entitled 'The Modern Science of Thief-taking', appeared on 13 July and compared the detective to a connoisseur of paintings – he 'at once pounces upon the authors of the work of art under consideration, by the style of performance'. Wills also asserts that detectives are 'so thoroughly well acquainted' with the kind of criminals known as 'swell mobsmen' (clever confidence tricksters, superior pickpockets, etc.) that 'they frequently tell what they have been about by the expression of their eyes and their general manner' (HW, Vol. 1, pp. 369, 371). 

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Author Frederick Knight Hunt
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Transportation; Horse-Drawn Vehicles; Cab and Omnibus Service; Ballooning
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Author Samuel Sidney
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subject Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
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