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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. RIFTS WITHIN THE LUTE. The brother and sister walked together down the sloping street already mentioned, and which was, as usual at that time, full of workpeople, streaming out of the numberless factories which formed the staple of Thanshope buildings. Arms were swinging, and clogs were clattering ; tongues were wagging furiously in the reaction of the release from work, and the inhalation of the air, which, though close and thunderous, was yet fresher than that in the great hot factories. Thanshope was built on a situation with considerable claims to natural beauty, and there were days, even now, when it looked beautiful. Its streets all climbed up and down steep hills. Whenever the day or the smoke was clear enough, hills might be seen surrounding it on all sides in the distance, except to the south, where Manchester lay. There was a riverthe river Thanserunning through the town, which unfortunate stream formed a fertile source of bickering and heart-burning amongst the members of the town-council, the medical men, and the people who write to the newspapers : one party of them contended that there was nothing the matter with the river Thanse, it was a good and wholesome stream, which purified the town; while the other party said that it and its unspeakable uncleanness were at the root of all the ills that Thanshope flesh suffered from. Altogether, the verdict of a stranger would most likely have been that Thanshope was a dim, unlovely, smoky place, in which no one would choose to live whose business did not oblige him to do soa place where substantial dirt was the co-operator of substantial prosperity, where grime and plenty went hand in hand. Yet there were people who loved this dirty town, and who lived contented lives in itpeople not belongi...
[v.1] Arthur O'Leary: his wanderings and ponderings in many lands.--[v.2-3] Barrington. To which is added. Tales of the trains.--[v.4-5] The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly. To which is added Dairy and notes of Horace Templeton, esq.--[v.6-7] Charles O'Malley, the Irish dragoon.--[v.8-9] Confessions of Con Cregan, the Irish Gil Blas.--[v.10-11] The Daltons; or, Three roads in life.--[v.12-13] Davenport Dunn, a man of our day.--[v.14-15] The Dodd family abroad. To which is added, That boy of Norcott's.--[v.16] The fortunes of Glencore.--[v.17-18] Harry Lorrequer.--[v.19-20] Jack Hinton, the guardsman.--[v.21-22] The knight of Gwynne; a tale of the time of the union.--[v.23] Lord Kilgobbin.--[v.24-25] Luttrell of Arran. To which is added, Paul Gosslett's confessions.--[v.26-27] The Martins of Cro' Martin.--[v.28] Maurice Tiernay, the soldier of fortune.--[v.29-30] The O'Donoghue; a tale of Ireland fifty years ago. To which is added A rent in a cloud.--[v.31-32] One of them. To which is added, A day's ride: a life's romance.--[v.33-34] Sir Brook Fossbrooke. To which is added, St. Patrick's eve.--[v.35] Sir Jasper Carew, his life and experiences.--[v.36-37] Tom Burke of "Ours."--[v.38] Tony Butler
Ideals of democracy.--Institutions of democracy.--After-war social problems.--After-war labor problems.--After-war transportation problems.--After-war political problems