The Curiosities of Dudley and the Black Country, from 1800 to 1860, Compiled and Ed. by C.F.G. Clark

The Curiosities of Dudley and the Black Country, from 1800 to 1860, Compiled and Ed. by C.F.G. Clark

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...before he was a Conservative), and his Agent went round and commanded all his Tenants to turn their Coats. "But," said the Tenants, "we surely cannot support Ministers, For They Have Truceled To The Russian Influence, and for the first time in History, England has shown the White Feather! But the Agent said--"Leave the Country to the noble Lord. Has he not the largest stake in it. LOOK ON THIS PICTURE! Well, in Staffordshire there lived another Lord, not very rich. He was much younger than the Lord we have been speaking of. When he left school he went into the Army. Being a thoughtful lad he sat down, as it were, by the roadside of life: bejore him two paths branched off--the path of Luxury and the path of Duty. And Pleasure said to him--" Knjoy yourself." But Duty replied--"Remember your poor Fellow Countrymen. Are not you one of their natural guardians? What were rank and wealth given you for 1 Well, this young Lord listened to the call of Duty, and he vowed that his life should be useful. So he began by devoting the time he could spare from his military duties to visiting the poor and wretched. By way of a start he got together a subscription of Three Thousand Pounds, and fitted up a large house in London, in which poor, houseless creatures, of whom there are thousands in London, who sleep in the streets and cellars, or whatever shelter they can find, might have a comfortable and clean bed, at a very trifling charge. He was now about twenty years of age. His occupation had become a real pleasure. He travelled much about England, and went through our large towns, and overfactories, and got together all the facts he could about the state of the Working Classes. Whilst thus employed, the Engineers on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545028
  • 9781236545022