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The original / by the late Thomas Walker, edited and arranged under distinct heads; with additions by William A. Guy.

  • Walker, Thomas, 1784-1836.
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1875
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Publication/Creation

London : Henry Renshaw, 1875.

Physical description

xii, 404 pages ; 22 cm

Edition

Sixth edition.

Bibliographic information

Includes index

Reproduction note

First issued in weekly numbers by Henry Renshaw, May 20, 1835--Decemeber 2, 1835

Notes

With half-title page
"...the subjects treated by Mr. Walker were brought together under distinct headings, with numerous additions of my own"--Preface to the 6th edition / William A. Guy

Contents

Part 1. Introductory. Containing the literary history of "The Original" in the words of the author -- Part 2. The arts of life: 1. The art of attaining high health. 2. Aristology, or the art of dining (with several essays on kindered subjects). 3. The art of travelling (with letters from the Continent and miscellanea). 4. The art of listening -- Part 3. Politics and finance: 1. Principles of government. 2. The life of numa. 3. Paraochial government. 4. Reform. 5. Liberty (with several miscellaneous essays). [Also essays on paternal government, and govenment by inquiry and inspection] -- Part 4. Social science: 1. Poverty and paupersim; Poor laws and prison discipline. [Also essays on poverty and destitution; National workshops; Economic consequences of poor laws; Moral consequeneces of poor laws; Christian Socialism; Disendowment of the destitute; Reform of the poor law; Prisons and workhouses; and Crime and Criminals; Theories of punishment; Restitution; Prison labour; Reformation of prisoners; and Prison punishments]. 2. Industrial economics [Also an Essay on railways]. 3. Charity, true and false [Also an Essay on Mendicant thieves; Crossing sweepers; Hawkers and costermongers; Mendicant musicians; Vagrants; Mendicancy and education; Over-population; The sciences of beneficence and art of doing good; and Almsgiving and the Scriptures] -- Part 5. Religion, morals and manners: Comprising essays on the observance of the Sabbath; Ease of mind; Good breeding; The saving of time; Education -- Part 6. Miscellanea and sayings: Containing anecdotes of distinguished personages; a Critique on Rome and Juliet; and Essays on the Horrors of war, Youth and age, Prize-fights, London in the times past and present, and the Parks. [Also an Essay on the poetry of science]

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  • English


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This material has been provided by King’s College London. The original may be consulted at King’s College London.

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