1st Edition

Narratives of the Poor in Eighteenth-Century England Vol 2

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Presents narratives of the poor in eighteenth-century Britain. This collection covers the period from the early eighteenth century through to the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 and includes transcriptions of hand-written first-hand representations of poverty to poor law officials.

    Volume 2 Voices from the Street Acknowledgements Introduction Ballads ‘Lumps o’ Puddings’, ‘The Jolly Beggar’, a fragment, ‘As I came in by Fisherrow’, Broadsides The Last Speech Confession and Dying Words of William Mills (1785) That such is the poverty … Petition of the Managers of the Royal Infirmary (1778) The Rights of Swine; an Address to the Poor (1835–6) Petitions Certificates of the Poors’ Roll Forfeited Estates Estate Correspondence Court Cases and Lawyers’ Dilemmas 2Letters, Sermons, Kirk Session Records and Other Provision for the Poor Letter from John Cruickshank (1785) Proposals for Raising a Fund for the Widows of Ministers or Others (c. 1743) Gladsmuir Kirk Session Minutes (1737–9) William Wishart, A Discourse of Suppressing Vice, and Reforming the Vicious (1702) William Wishart, Charity at the End of the Commandment (1731) John Erskine, The Education of Poor Children Recommended (1774) William Thom, ‘Seasonable Advice to the Landholders and Farmers in Scotland’ (1770) Tranent Kirk Sessions Minutes (1776) Minutes of the Merchant Maiden Hospital (1694–1870) Notes


    Alysa Levene, Steven King, Alannah Tomkins, Thomas Nutt, Peter King, Deborah A. Symonds, Liza Zunshine