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Henry Mayhew interviews an "aristocratic" crossing sweeper of Cavendish-square: "There was the Earl of Gainsborough as I should like you to mention as well, please sir. He lived in Chandos-street, and was a particular nice man and very religious. He always gave me a shilling and a tract. Well, you see, I did often read the tract; they was all religious, and about where your souls was to go to -very good, you know, what there was, very good; and he used to buy 'em wholesale at a little shop, corner of High-street, Marrenbum."

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Billy ?      Print: religious tract


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