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Henry Mayhew (born in London, England, United Kingdom) was a famous Journalist from England, who lived between November 25, 1812 and July 25, 1887. He became 74 years old.

Biography

Henry Mayhew was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright. He was committed to social reform and research.

Mayhew and Mark Lemon founded together the satirical magazine Punch. He is best known for his extensive publications, including statistical, studies on the situation of the lower and working class in London, the lumpen-proletariat and petty bourgeoisie of the artisan, who all lived in poverty in London.

He's son of Joschua Mayhew and Marry Ann Fenn, and was the seventh child of a family on 17. One of his brothers, Thomas Mayhew, is the publisher of Poor Man's Guardian. He founded the Punch in 1841, but lost the direction of it in 1842, and continued collaboration with the newspaper until 1845.

In 1849, the Morning Chronicle invited him to participate in its national survey on the topic of "Labour and the Poor" as a correspondent in the city of London.

From 1851-1861 he published a book series titled "The workers of London" and "The poor of London", where he had explored in interviews, the social situation of the poor, the laborers and workers, market vendors, jugglers, beggars and prostitutes.

It is at this moment that started his major survey on poverty in the UK.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by Henry.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mayhew

Famous quotes by Henry Mayhew (16)


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"There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England, which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the centres of particular manufactures"
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"Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved"
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"Advice to persons about to marry - don't"
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"The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it"
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"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"
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"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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"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"
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"We then journeyed on to London Street, down which the tidal ditch continues its course"
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"The costermongers' boys will, I am informed, cheat their employers, but they do not steal from them"
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"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"
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"The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it"
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"The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis"
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"We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles"
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"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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"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"
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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"


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