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Queen Victoria by way of E. Gordon Browne Contents bankruptcy I. a glance again II. adolescence DAYS III. EARLY YEARS IV. HUSBAND AND spouse V. kin lifestyles VI. STRIFE VII. the youngsters of britain VIII. MINISTERING girls IX. BALMORAL X. the good EXHIBITION XI. ALBERT the nice XII. associates AND ADVISERS XIII. QUEEN AND EMPIRE XIV. tension AND pressure XV. VICTORIA the good Illustrations QUEEN VICTORIA . . .Frontispiece THE QUEEN'S FIRST COUNCIL AT KENSINGTON PALACE KENSINGTON PALACE THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT THE declaration OF THE QUEEN'S ACCESSION PRINCE ALBERT BUCKINGHAM PALACE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE QUEEN VICTORIA within the HIGHLANDS THE ALBERT MEMORIAL SIR ROBERT PEEL, LORD MELBOURNE, AND BENJAMIN DISRAELI the key OF ENGLAND'S GREATNESS THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
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Very little try out used to be made within the invoice to provide young ones the technique of acquiring an exceptional schooling, even though significantly greater than part the youngsters within the state by no means went to college in any respect, and plenty of huge cities have been with out a right institution. by means of a prior manufacturing facility Act of 1834 all childrens less than fourteen years of age have been forced to wait university for 2 hours day-by-day. The service provider used to be allowed to deduct one penny every week from the kid's wages to pay the trainer. This proved completely dead, because the masters hired tired employees as lecturers, and as a result the youngsters learnt not anything in any respect. It was once now not until eventually the 12 months 1870 invoice was once handed in Parliament to create an sufficient variety of public trouble-free faculties for each district within the country. to teach the rise within the variety of colleges outfitted, there have been within the 12 months 1854, 3825, and within the 12 months 1885, 21,976. however the young ones of britain owe nearly as a lot to Charles Dickens as they do to Lord Shaftesbury. He used to be virtually the 1st, and positively the best, author who, with a center overflowing with sympathy for sons and daughters, has left us in his books a gallery of snap shots which not anyone can ever put out of your mind. He himself, "a very small and never over-particularly-taken-care-of boy," gone through a time of sour poverty, and his remain in school, brief because it was once, used to be no longer a interval of his lifestyles upon which he seemed again with any excitement. the fabric for his books was once drawn from life—from his personal and from the lives of these round him—and hence all that he wrote will continuously be of significant price, because it supplies us a good suggestion of the Early and Mid Victorian days. His ambition used to be to strike a blow for the negative, "to depart one's hand upon the time, lastingly upon the time, with one smooth contact for the mass of toiling humans. " Who can ever put out of your mind within the Christmas Carol the crippled Tiny Tim, "who behaved pretty much as good as gold and higher. one way or the other he will get considerate, sitting by way of himself a lot, and thinks the strangest belongings you ever heard. He instructed me, coming domestic, that he was hoping the folks observed him within the church, simply because he was once a cripple, and it would be friendly to them to recollect upon Christmas Day who made lame beggars stroll, and blind males see. " different photos of agony early life are 'Little Nell' and 'The Marchioness' within the outdated interest store, 'Jo' and 'Charley' in Bleak condominium, and 'Smike,' the sufferer of the inhuman schoolmaster 'Squeers. ' The cruelty of the days is proven on the subject of an unlucky sempstress who attempted to become profitable by means of making shirts for three-halfpence each one. as soon as, whilst she were robbed of her gains, she attempted to drown herself. The inhuman Justice of the Peace ahead of whom she was once introduced instructed her that she had "no wish of mercy during this international. " It used to be after listening to of this from Charles Dickens that Thomas Hood wrote the well known "Song of the Shirt": Work—work—work! From weary chime to chime, Work—work—work As prisoners paintings for crime! Band, and gusset, and seam, Seam, and gusset, and band, until the center is in poor health, and the mind benumbed, in addition to the weary hand.