Charles Dickens in Boston - 1842

from American Notes, pages 58, page 58:

[At the House of Industry] I was greatly pleased with the inscriptions on the wall, which were scraps of plain morality, easily remembered and understood: such as ‘Love one another’ — ‘God remembers the smallest creature in his creation:’ and straightforward advice of that nature. The books and tasks of these smallest of scholars, were adapted, in the same judicious manner, to their childish powers. When we had examined these lessons, four morsels of girls (of whom one was blind) sang a little song, about the merry month of May, which I thought (being extremely dismal) would have …   more >>
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American Notes, pages 58. In Charles Dickens , and Patricia Ingham (ed.), American Notes (2000), p. 58. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Charles Dickens

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Dickens is describing a visit to the children's section of the House of Industry, a poorhouse, in Boston.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:38:04 +0100