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Sleep

8/2/1851

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Author Thomas Stone
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (1851)
London (England)—Description and Travel
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 364

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Author Sidney Smith
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subject Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 350

John Sillett, A New Practical System of Fork and Spade Husbandry (1850).

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Author Mr. E. Lawson
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 385

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Author James Hannay
Genre Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Railroads
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Advertisements

8/2/1851

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Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subject Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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Advertisement for the Household Narrative of Current Events.
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Red Tape

15/2/1851

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Bureaucracy; Civil Service
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Public Health; Sanitation; Water
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 505

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The Broken Chain

15/2/1851

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Author Dora Greenwell
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Slavery; Slaves; Slaves—Fiction; Slave-Trade
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 456

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Author Samuel Sidney
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Australia—Description and Travel; New Zealand—Description and Travel
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 457

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Author Anon.
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subject Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
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Author Mrs [?] Wyley
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subject Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Saint Valentine

15/2/1851

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Author Mary Eliza Rogers
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 446

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Authors Alfred Whaley Cole
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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A Prison Anecdote

15/2/1851

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Author George Laval Chesterton
Genre Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 467

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Author Percival Leigh
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Industries; Industrial Revolution—Great Britain; Industrialization; Industrial Safety; Industrial Laws and Legislation; Industrial Welfare; Industrial Relations;
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
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A Salt Growl

15/2/1851

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Author James Hannay
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Biography
Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 533

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
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In the midwife or monthly nurse sketched here Dickens presents, as T. W. Hill observes (unpub. notes to Reprinted Pieces [1858], Dickens House), 'a more respectable Mrs Gamp'. Alone among European countries, England had no regulations regarding the practice of midwifery (this remained the case until 1902): 'Any person, however ignorant and untrained, could describe herself as a midwife and practise for gain' (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edn, s.v. 'midwife'). The custom of 'swaddling' new-born infants, wrapping them up in narrow lengths of bandage to prevent free movement of the limbs, had been condemned as far back as 1826 (see W. P. Dewees's Physical and Medical Treatment of Children [1826], cited in OED, s.v. 'swaddling'), but persisted far into Victorian times. The phrase 'the brushes of All Nations' is a playful allusion to the coming Great Exhibition of the Works of All Nations (opened 1 May 1851). 

Author: Michael Slater; © J. M. Dent/Orion Publishing Group, Dickens' Journalism Volume II: 'The Amusements of the People' and Other Papers: Reports, Essays and Reviews, 1834-51 (1996). DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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Authors James Knox
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Europe—Politics and Government
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Adapted from a novelette by Alphonse Karr.

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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Report i
Subject Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
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Author [?] Evelyn
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Religion; Religion and Culture
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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