London Labour and the London Poor; The Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, and Will Not Work Volume 1

London Labour and the London Poor; The Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, and Will Not Work Volume 1

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...at the Rose and Crown. It's a sort of rest It's decent and comfortable too, and it's about 6c/. a night to me for singing and patter in the taproom. That's my cokum (advantage)." Ten beds. Saffron Walden.--Tie Castle. "Better now--was very queer. Slovenly as could be, and you had to pay for fire, though it was a house of call for curriers and other tradesmen, but they never mix with us. The landlord don't care much whose admitted, or how they go on." Twenty-four beds. Cambridge.--" The grand town of all. London in miniature. It would bo better but for the police. I don't mean the college bull-dogs. They don't interfere with us, only with women. The last time I was at Cambridge, sir, I hung the Mannings. It was the day, or two days. I'm not sure which, after their trial. We pattered at night, too late for the collegians to come out. We ' worked' about where we kne, i' they lodged--I had a mate with me--and some of the windows of their rooms, in the colleges themselves, looks into the street. We pattered about later news of Mr. and Mrs. Manning. Up went the windows, and cords' was let down to tie the papers to. But we always had the money first. We weren't a-going to trust such out-and-out going young coves as them. One young gent, said: 'I'm a sucking parson; won'l you trust me?' 'No, ' says I, 'we'll not trust Father Peter.' So he threw down 6d. and let down his cord, and he says, ' Send six up.' We saw it was Victoria's head all right, so we sends up three. 'Where's the others?' says he. 'O, ' says I, 'they're Id. a piece, and Id. a piece extra for hanging Mr. and Mrs. Manning, as we have, to a cord; so it's all right.' Some laughed, and some said, 'D--n you, wait till I see you in the town.' But they hadn't that pleasure....show more

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  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617339
  • 9781236617330