« AnteriorContinuar »
CONTENTS of VOL. CCLXX.
Alaska, The Fur-Seal Fisheries of. By THOMAS SOUTHWELL, F.Z.S.
Drinking Songs, Old English. By LAURA ALEX. SMITH
Beer, Something about. By HENRY W. WOLFF
Before Emancipation in the Dutch West Indies. By LOUIS PHILIP
Commercial Panic, The Sources of. By B. D. MACKENZIE
Crispi, Francesco. By H. J. ALLEN
Dandelion, The Parachute of the. By Rev. ALEX. S. WILSON,
Eating to Live, and Living to Eat. By Dr. YORKE-DAVIES
Extension, University. By HAMLET E. CLARK, B.A., LL.B..
Fur-Seal Fisheries, The, of Alaska. By THOMAS SOUTHWELL, F.Z.S.
John Bright's School. By A. ARTHUR READE
Roma Victrix-Græcia Capta.
By Dr. J. E. TAYLOR, F.L.S.
Something about Beer. By HENRY W. WOLFF
Sources, The, of Commercial Panic. By B. D. MACKENZIE
Stars, Weighing the. By J. ELLARD GORE, 1.K.AS.
Sugar Plantation, Life on a. By A. J. JUKES BROWNE
Parachute, The, of the Dandelion. By Rev. ALEX. S. WILSON,
Frenchwomen of the last Century On Public Speaking-
University Extension. By HAMLET E. CLARK, B.A., LL.B. .
By Dr. ALFRED
Books First Editions
Tea Industry, The, of India. By Col. GEORGE CADELL
Theatrical Retrospect, A: America in England. By W.J. LAWRENCE
Travellers and Tourists. By EMILY CONSTANCE COOK
Two Pictures. By LYNN C. D'OYLE
The Perfecting of the Book-The Venetian Press-A Fifteenth
By LYNN C. D'OYLE.
OCIETY in Slush Street was mixed. It had its one clergyman, its one (reputed) "gentleman," its one (palpable) idiot; one farrier, one baker, one cobbler, one shop, and one besetting sin; a church, a chapel, and a Chequers. What it had beside these did not (as our cousins say) amount to much.
The majority of the inhabitants were stricken with the worst of all evils that this frail flesh of ours is heir to; the hardest of all things to get out of one's system, and, worse still, an hereditary evil-handed down frequently to the third and fourth generation (and more); it has a knack, too, of running in families, like consumption-and in a multitude of cases the diagnosis is one and the same. Yes, they were a poverty-stricken community.
As this particular October evening wore drearily on, the slipshod (and some entirely unshod) children returned from school (and from what not), all sense of fun drenched out of their ill-clad bodies; the greasy lamplighter lit up the scanty lamps, a few children watching him as though they would give a kingdom (three buttons and a "jumble"!) to hold such a responsible position; and then the street became deserted-those in legitimate business had ceased to traverse it, and it was as yet too early for those whose traffic is less legitimate.
The wind tried hard to sweep the dirty street, and, although it was not raining, the high-pressure of a great city seemed to condense upon the roofs of the smoke-cured houses, and descended, drip, drip, dripping to the areas-there to breed all manner of ills.
VOL. CCLXX. NO. 1921.