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« When Lord Chief Justice Holt Was A You...
cases which were met "with , "being generally in houses opposite obnoxious gully-holes . In the part of the Castle furnished with an
independent drain , flushed every morning , not a single case of fever was met with . Neither was there a single ease in that part of the
mews which drained into this private sewer ; but in the remainder of the mewsmerely separated from this by a road-way , and which
was directly , connected with the town sewers , there were about thirty cases , and three deaths . "
Well may we exclaim with the author , that these facts speak for themselves ; would that we could conscientiously adopt his
further remark , and say to the readers of this Journal , that they require no comment . It is only too truethat these speaking
, facts are constantly brought before us ; but it is only by commenting upon them again and again , and asking ladies and gentlemen at
large , as well as students of medicine , to ponder , and reflect , and act upon them , that we may hope ultimately to get rid of the facts ,
and with them of the comments as well .
Otjh Emigrant. 181
OTJH _EMIGRANT . 181
XXXIV . —OUR EMIGRANT .
«* Having Given In The Last Number Of Th...
«* Having given in the last number of this Magazine the history of one of the poor widows of our landwhose fortitude under
, suffering I deemed worthy of record , I purpose at present reciting the trials and subsequent issue from them of a poor friendless
orphan , who through her connexion with our Society * ' was enabled to emiate to Tasmania .
gr It was last autumn ( 1861 ) , during the slack season , —a period when our industrial poor suffer greater privations than during the
winter ' s cold—that Anne S first came beneath our notice ; on applying for , work , she was asked if she understood the use of the
needle ; - her reply was very similar to the boy who was asked if he could lay on the violin" She did not knowbut she would try ;
p , , she thought perhaps she could do a bit of a seam . " This acknowledgment did not quite meet the Society ' s views , and she was on
the point of being dismissed when her pitiable face of disappointment , and earnest entreat" not to ive her over" added to an originality
of characterdecided y us to g g ive her , at any , rate , the protection of , the Society .
Anne S was therefore placed under the care of one of the matrons till her capabilities could be further tested . As a short
time sufficed to show that the poor girl ' s earnings would never realize more than twoor at mostthree shillings per week , I sent
for her and inquired if , she had no , other resources by which she
* Society for Needlewomen .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), May 1, 1862, page 181, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01051862/page/37/