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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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J. J. Gurney


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Harriet Martineau : Stories including "Cousin Marshall"

'[Elizabeth Fry] told me [Harriet Martineau] that her brother, J. J. Gurney, and other members of her family had become convinced by reading "Cousin Marshall" and others of my tales that they had been for a long course of years doing mischief where they meant to do good; that they were now convinced that the true way of benefiting the poor was to reform the Poor-law system'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: J. J. Gurney      Print: Unknown


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