Liverpool Sketches, Chiefly Repr. from the 'Porcupine'

Liverpool Sketches, Chiefly Repr. from the 'Porcupine'

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...appearance of business going on, we might go in to see what the people have laid before them; but the place seems deserted; and we, therefore, cross Bedford-street to Bolton-street. The improvement effected by the paving and flagging of this and Bell-street cannot be too highly estimated. True, the houses are still filthy; some of them tumbling down, and some of them tenantless. The street is partially covered with garbage. The entrances to the courts, the door steps, the room windows are filled with human beings, in all states of dirt and disorder--yet the side-walks and streets are comparatively clean to what they used to be; and the water has not now the chance of remaining on the surface, or of forming pools, as in Bell-street, when "true Protestantism," and "Bible burning," rendered the place famous. Any one who doubts what paving has to do with the appearance of a street, should go into Croston-street, which runs from Parliamentstreet into Stanhope-street. This is narrow, wretchedly paved, and, even on a fine Sunday evening like this, is filthy to an unaccountable degree. The houses appear to be crowded with people of a class neither good nor goodlooking. Sailors and fat frowsy women loll about. A black, with a red shirt and blue cap, is gambolling for the amusement of a group of girls. Very unpleasant allusions to the eyes and limbs of passers-by are made--the games of the children take tone from what s seen around--the houses are, for the most part, in a state of disorder, and the notion of Sabbath evening enjoyment which the people have is not flattering to those who claim to have them under their pastoral care. Now, cross by Crow-street and Perry-street, and so reach Sefton-street. There is a publichouse close more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652067X
  • 9781236520678