That is only one street. It's Lynch law with us. Then there are the cat and dog's-meat barrows. Only one meal a day is given. I feed my donkey well. The hire of a barrow is 3d. They can't see they are losers. Donkey-carts are rarely hired. The hire is 2s. The harness costs 2l.
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It is seldom that a lower sum than 10s. He charges 2d. If he receive 2s. I'll have you to rights.
The slang quart is a pint and a half. The charge is 2d. I don't know why. I have mentioned the term "bunts. I could point out many instances of the kind. The life of a coster-boy is a very hard one. These boys hate any continuous work. She was a good mother to us. I was eight year old then. He gave me 4d. When I was fourteen I took up with a girl.
I never get more than a blowing up. This is why I don't think it's right.
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We often talks about religion. Thieves will get 3d. Begin Page.
We, of all people, are not to be had that way. This they call "doing queer. In May the costermonger's profit is greater.
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The average earnings then are from 10s. In addition to this 1l. One man calculated it for me at 15s. This, I need hardly say, is never done. Some costers, I am told, make upwards of 30s.
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Perhaps we want thinning. I had six prime cod-fish, weighing 15lbs. I took only 4s. Yet, people say mine's a lazy, easy life. I'm afeard things will get worse too. Upwards of 24,l. What's he want? Hawkers and pedlars are required to pay 4l. In Lambeth the case at present is different. I had 9s. Another man told me that he now paid 3s. It's only making the best of it. We should remember, however, that shopkeepers are not immaculate in this respect. These are severally: I. Of the last division, or Street-Labourers, there are four classes: 1. Brill and Chapel-st. John's-street 47 Old-street St.
His donkey was taken to the green-yard, A fate which he never deserved. I never could make that out. We don't work slang in the City. People know what they're a buying on there. Why don't we? Yes, I knows! The Brill, Somers' Town. Tottenham-court Road. Old-street Road. Clare Market. Ratcliffe Highway. Commercial-road East. Camden Town. Slap-up Tog and out-and-out Kicksies Builder. Combined with Mayhew's obsessive data gathering, these stories have an immediacy that owes much to his sympathetic understanding and highly effective literary style.
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Note on the Text and Illustrations. Of the London StreetFolk. Of the Uneducated State of Costermongers. Watercress Girl. Direitos de autor.
He was one of the founding editors of Punch and went on to produce some of the most important journalism of the nineteenth century. His series of articles on 'Labour and the Poor' attracted wide notice and eventually grew into a massive four-volume work. He died in List of Illustrations.
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