Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy

Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ..." Poisoned? How can that be, dear Mrs. Gabberly, when every body agrees that it is such a blessing to the country to have brought such multitudes of children to work together in these factories?" ' " Nonsense, my dear!" replied Mrs. Gabberly, knitting her brows. " This is some of Mrs. Tremlett's vulgar ignorance, lam very sure. How can a girl of your good understanding, Miss Brotherton, speak as if what was good and proper for the working classes had any thing to do with such as you. Fie! my dear. Pray never let any body in the neighbourhood hear you talk in this strange wild way; I do assure you, that there is nothing that would do you so much injury in the opinion of all the first families hereabouts. And nobody knows this neighbourhood better than I do." " I am quite aware of that, Mrs. Gabberly," said the young lady respectfully, " and that is one reason why I wish to talk to you about this notion of mine. Is it really true, Mrs. Gabberly, that none of the ladies in the neighbourhood ever go into the factories T' " To be sure it is. Why should they go, for goodness' sake?" " Oh! ldon'tknow exactly. Butl cannot see why they should not--if they wished it," replied Miss Brotherton, modestly. " Well now, but I do, my dear. And I do beg and entreat that you won't talk any more about it. I am quite sure, Mary, that some 'body or other has been talking nonsense to you about all this. If you had got any friends or connexions towards Fairly now, I should think they had been telling you all the romantic stuff that has been hatching there about factory children, and God knows what beside. But I don't believe you have more

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  • Paperback
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 10.41mm | 353.8g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946359
  • 9781236946355