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Henry Mayhew
 
Date of birth: 25 November 1812
Date of death: 25 July 1887
Country Of Origin: England
Profession:

Journalist

Biography:
    Henry Mayhew (November 25 1812 - July 25 1887) was an English journalist and advocate of reform, one of the two founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch (magazine), and the magazine's joint-editor, with Mark Lemon, for its beginning days. Despite the founding of Punch (magazine), he is most famous now for his extensive series of newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle, in which he carried out a survey of the poor of L .... (More...)
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A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.

Henry Mayhew
Advice to persons about to marry-Don't.

Henry Mayhew
All who pass along the thoroughfares of the Metropolis, bestowing more than a cursory glance upon the many phases of its busy street life, must be struck with astonishment to observe the various modes of conveyance, used by those who resort to the public thoroughfares for a livelihood.

Henry Mayhew
Any stall-keeper will leave his stall untended to get his dinner, his neighbour acting for him; sometimes he will leave it to enjoy a game at skittles.

Henry Mayhew
Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved.

Henry Mayhew
But the branches of industry are so multifarious, the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold, that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system.

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But though such be my ultimate object, let me here confess that my immediate aim is the elimination of the truth; without this, of course, all other principles must be sheer sentimentality - sentiments being, to my mind, opinions engendered by the feelings rather than the judgment.

Henry Mayhew
Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.

Henry Mayhew
I heard on all hands that the costers never steal from one another, and never wink at any one stealing from a neighbouring stall.

Henry Mayhew
I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People's Charter were in the habit of assembling.

Henry Mayhew
In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity.

Henry Mayhew
In the hope of obtaining a bird's-eye view of the port, I went up to the Golden Gallery that is immediately below the ball of St. Paul's. It was noon, and an exquisitely bright and clear spring day; but the view was smudgy and smeared with smoke.

Henry Mayhew
It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.

Henry Mayhew
It may appear anomalous to speak of the literature of an uneducated body, but even the costermongers have their tastes for books.

Henry Mayhew
Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings.

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