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Sketches by Boz

By Dickens, Charles

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Title: Sketches by Boz  
Author: Dickens, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: THE BEADLE. The PARISH ENGINE. The SCHOOLMASTER. How much is conveyed in those two short words?'The Parish!? And with how many tales of distress and misery, of broken fortune and ruined hopes, too often of unrelieved wretchedness and successful knavery, are they associated! A poor man, with small earnings, and a large family, just manages to live on from hand to mouth, and to procure food from day to day; he has barely sufficient to satisfy the present cravings of nature, and can take no heed of the future. His taxes are in arrear, quarter?day passes by, another quarter?day arrives: he can procure no more quarter for himself, and is summoned by?the parish. His goods are distrained, his children are crying with cold and hunger, and the very bed on which his sick wife is lying, is dragged from beneath her. What can he do? To whom is he to apply for relief? To private charity? To benevolent individuals? Certainly not?there is his parish. There are the parish vestry, the parish infirmary, the parish surgeon, the parish officers, the parish beadle. Excellent institutions, and gentle, kind?hearted men. The woman dies?she is buried by the parish. The children have no protector?they are taken care of by the parish. The man first neglects, and afterwards cannot obtain, work?he is relieved by the parish; and when distress and drunkenness have done their work upon him, he is maintained, a harmless babbling idiot, in the parish asylum.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Sketches by Boz, 1 -- Charles Dickens, 1 -- SKETCHES BY BOZ, 4 -- OUR PARISH, 4 -- Chapter I?THE BEADLE. THE PARISH ENGINE. THE SCHOOLMASTER, 4 -- Chapter II?THE CURATE. THE OLD LADY. THE HALF?PAY CAPTAIN, 6 -- Chapter III?THE FOUR SISTERS, 9 -- Chapter IV?THE ELECTION FOR BEADLE, 12 -- Chapter V?THE BROKER'S MAN, 15 -- Chapter VI?THE LADIES' SOCIETIES, 20 -- Chapter VII?OUR NEXT?DOOR NEIGHBOUR, 22 -- SCENES, 26 -- Chapter I?THE STREETS?MORNING, 26 -- Chapter II?THE STREETS?NIGHT, 29 -- Chapter III?SHOPS AND THEIR TENANTS, 32 -- Chapter IV?SCOTLAND?YARD, 34 -- Chapter V?SEVEN DIALS, 37 -- Chapter VI?MEDITATIONS IN MONMOUTH?STREET, 39 -- Chapter VII?HACKNEY?COACH STANDS, 43 -- Chapter VIII?DOCTORS' COMMONS, 45 -- Chapter IX?LONDON RECREATIONS, 48 -- Chapter X?THE RIVER, 50 -- Chapter XI?ASTLEY'S, 54 -- Chapter XII?GREENWICH FAIR, 57 -- Chapter XIII?PRIVATE THEATRES, 61 -- Chapter XIV?VAUXHALL?GARDENS BY DAY, 64 -- Chapter XV?EARLY COACHES, 67 -- Chapter XVI?OMNIBUSES, 70 -- Chapter XVII?THE LAST CAB?DRIVER, AND THE FIRST OMNIBUS CAD, 72 -- Chapter XVIII?A PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH, 78 -- Chapter XIX?PUBLIC DINNERS, 84 -- Chapter XX?THE FIRST OF MAY, 87 -- Chapter XXI?BROKERS' AND MARINE?STORE SHOPS, 91 -- Chapter XXII?GIN?SHOPS, 93 -- Chapter XXIII?THE PAWNBROKER'S SHOP, 96 -- Chapter XXIV?CRIMINAL COURTS, 99 -- Chapter XXV?A VISIT TO NEWGATE, 102 -- CHARACTERS, 109 -- Chapter I?THOUGHTS ABOUT PEOPLE, 109 -- Chapter II?A CHRISTMAS DINNER, 111 -- Chapter III?THE NEW YEAR, 114 -- Chapter IV?MISS EVANS AND THE EAGLE, 116 -- Chapter V?THE PARLOUR ORATOR, 119 -- Chapter VI?THE HOSPITAL PATIENT, 122 -- Chapter VII?THE MISPLACED ATTACHMENT OF MR. JOHN DOUNCE, 124 -- Chapter VIII?THE MISTAKEN MILLINER. A TALE OF AMBITION, 127 -- Chapter IX?THE DANCING ACADEMY, 130

 

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