2 edition of Victorians on the Thames (Social History) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||November 30, 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 133 p. :|
|Number of Pages||86|
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Nesbit painted a vivid picture of the middle-class nursery as a hotbed of hobbies: private theatricals, elaborate games, gardening, the composition of family magazines, and so on. When Cowley died in Chertsey, his body was taken to Westminster Abbey on the river that meant so much to him during his life. The Kennet would be my choice, mainly through its famous trout fishing, but for historic interest I turn to the tributaries that used to flow through London.
Figure 1 Used by permission of the Corporation of London, London Metropolitan Archives Table of Contents• The Victory Pageant, for instance, after the last war revived the role the Thames has so often played in national pageantry for the centuries have seen innumerable royal processions by barge, each invested with quiet dignity.
Bermondsey is hardly inviting, but in that district we would find Crucifix Lane, which recalls the Holy Rood of the long-departed Abbey, and Jamaica Road, where Pepys used to find entertainment, whilst Spa Road is a link with the tiny spa and its chalybeate spring which Thomas Keyse, the artist, opened about 1770.
Robert Milne built Blackfriars Bridge in pleasing fashion, but the stone was not durable enough to last even a century. Early in the afternoon, the whole river from London Bridge to the Ship Tavern, Millbank, was covered with vessels of pleasure, and there seemed to be a general combination to make a gay evening.
Westminster Bridge, originally built by the Swiss architect, John Labelye in 1750, like the others, had to be replaced. It is his duty to carry the sentence of law Victorians on the Thames (Social History) execution, and there can be no plea for not providing a rope of sufficient strength.
In the 1830s and 40s, many children labored in textile mills and coal mines, where working conditions often proved deadly. A DAY on the Thames can be delightful, the only drawback being that quite a number of other people will probably have the same idea if the queues that form by Westminster Bridge are any guide. Consuming Childhood Ironically, though, even as the Victorians represented children as opposed by nature to the materialistic world of trade and profit, the figure of the child was commodified and put on display as never before.
Child-worshippers who waxed rhapsodic about the perfect purity of children simultaneously eroticized them.
Stead provides a perfect example.
New presentation furniture like the bassinet and the perambulator allowed infants to be displayed to an admiring world.