Life and Labour of the People in London Volume 2 Charles Booth

ISBN: 9781230452012

Published: September 12th 2013

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78 pages


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Life and Labour of the People in London Volume 2  by  Charles Booth

Life and Labour of the People in London Volume 2 by Charles Booth
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 78 pages | ISBN: 9781230452012 | 7.18 Mb

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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter V illustrationsMoreThis 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter V illustrations I Would remind the reader that the extracts from our note books which follow were not written for publication, and that they form a very insignificant part of the mass of information which we have collected. They have been selected solely as illustrations and are only to be regarded in that light.

1 church of england (1) One of the older East London Churches.--The church is a large one of classical style of architecture, with a rather dreary interior curtained off against draughts. I was seated before the morning service began. A number of boys were already there in two groups, apparently divided according to age, with someone in charge of each group, while for the further preservation of order an impressive church beadle in black gown and skull cap, carrying a large silver-headed mace, patrolled the centre aisle. Near me were seated a woman with a baby, and another woman, and to these, others, mostly women, were slowly added, till there may have been fifteen or twenty in all.

Another group of lads came in and seated themselves- of them no one was in charge. They took their places, handed round books, and throughout the service behaved very well and reverently, though they were of quite the roughest kind, even criminal looking. Their generally devout behaviour was remarkable, and I assume that they were from a Church Army home, or some such institution. The three groups of boys, taken together, were certainly over a hundred in number. I came again in the evening, and was again seated before the service commenced. The small boys were not there- but the others were, just as in the morning, the big, rough boys in perfect order, making the service a part of their life at any rate, but they did not venture to...



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