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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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In this piece Dickens seizes the opportunity both to mock political sloganeering in general and to remind his readers of particular scandals of the previous year. The Old Year's words, 'I have been a Year of Ruin...I have been a Year of Commercial Prosperity' look forward to the famous opening of A Tale of Two Cities [AYR, Vol. I, 30 April] (1859): 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....' Turning to particularities, Dickens mocks the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers (est. 1847), which had decreed the abolition of all cesspits with the catastrophic result that London's sewage was now discharged direct into the Thames. The Commissioners were able to resist the General Board of Health's plans (drawn up by Edwin Chadwick) for a total reorganisation of London's water-supply and drainage system because the metropolis was specifically excluded from the Board's remit.

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Author William Howitt
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;
Great Britain—Commerce
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author Miss [?] Siddons
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Author Percival Leigh
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Energy; Fuel; Gas; Coal; Peat
Great Britain—Colonies—Commerce
Ireland—Description and Travel
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
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Author Thomas Satchell
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects India—Description and Travel
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author William Howitt
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Commerce
London (England)—Description and Travel
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
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Author Anna Mary Howitt
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Diary; Journal i
Prose: Sketch i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Fashion; Fashion History; Clothing and Dress; Millinery; Textile Crafts; Textile Design; Cotton; Cotton Manufacture
Germany—Description and Travel; Austria—Description and Travel
Germany—Social Life and Customs; Austria—Social Life and Customs
National Characteristics; Nationalism
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Author James Hannay
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
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Subject Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
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