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Página 189 - No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day No sky - no earthly view No distance looking blue No road - no street - no 't'other side the way...
Página 10 - Your petitioners complain that the hours of labour, particularly of the factory workers, are protracted beyond the limits of human endurance, and that the wages earned, after unnatural application to toil in heated and unhealthy workshops, are inadequate to sustain the bodily strength and to supply those comforts which are so imperative after an excessive waste of physical energy. Your petitioners also direct the attention of your honourable House to the starvation wages of the agricultural...
Página 114 - And none of the fifty so bless'd as the last. How it happens my troubles thus daily should cease, And my happiness thus with my years should increase; This defiance of Nature's more general laws You alone can explain, who alone are the cause.
Página 10 - That your petitioners deeply deplore the existence of any kind of monopoly in this nation, and whilst they unequivocally condemn the levying of any tax upon the necessaries of life, and upon those articles principally required by the labouring classes, they are also sensible that the abolition of any one monopoly will never unshackle labour from its misery until the people possess that power under which all monopoly and oppression must cease ; and your petitioners respectfully mention the existing...
Página 42 - London, the town council of any borough for the time being subject to the act of the session of the fifth and sixth years of the reign of king William the Fourth, chapter seventy-six, intituled "An Act to provide for the regulation of municipal corporations in England and Wales...
Página 112 - Hurst at Winlaton, and stated the result in a letter to the Bishop. Dr. Maltby afterwards corresponded with Mr. Hurst, and advised him as to his course of reading, recommending to his attention the most suitable books. His Lordship did more than this— he enclosed Mr.
Página 85 - ... lives of persons in whom we were interested were in continual danger, not to mention the conviction of the numberless misfortunes that were happening, prevented all sleep. The windows trembled with the redoubled concussions of the explosions, and the whole house seemed as if it would be annihilated. In such a state I could not close an eye ; visions and dreams, but above all still sadder realities, presented themselves to my imagination continually. " Before three o'clock had struck, I found...
Página 85 - ... obtained carts and horses to transport our goods ; but the exhausted horses, as well as men, refused to work. With bread in our hands we ourselves fed them. Whole families fell down and fainted before our doors. Along all the walls and out of the Damthor and other gates nothing was to be seen but one spectacle of misery — a camp of unfortunates in bivouac, groaning, exhausted, famishing. I saw some who had become deranged, mothers with infants at breasts which had no nourishment for them. Fauteuilles...
Página 84 - ... the 5th instant, my sister, her husband, and I, walked to the French church. Frederick, on taking away the breakfast, told us that since eight or nine o'clock a terrible fire had been raging in the Deich Strasse. Papa, who knows the distance between the Neuer Jungfernsteig and the Deich Strasse, will agree that we had no cause for alarm.
Página 9 - That in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, thousands of people are dying from actual want; and your petitioners, whilst sensible that poverty is the great exciting cause of crime, view with mingled astonishment and alarm the ill provision made for the poor, the aged, and...

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