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TO HER SYMPATHY IN THE CAUSE OF PROGRESS
AND A MARK OF RESPECT TO THE MEMORY
OF HER HUSBAND,
THE LATE RIGHT HONOURABLE
SIR WILLIAM MOLESWORTH, BART., M.P.
BY THE AUTHORESS.
SISTER OF CHARITY,
The Pawnbroker's Shop—The Railway Rough" - The Gin
Palace—The Poor Parson-The Magdalen that can't be—The Starving Artist and his chef-d'œuvre.
On a bleak night of November, a few people stood round the doorway of a house in one of the most poverty-stricken neighbourhoods of London. This doorway was the entrance of sin and woe; of the latter as the frequent precursor to the former :-in fact, it was a pawnbroker's shop.
Tears now dropped on its threshold from the eyes of a young, but emaciated woman, whose shoulders were scarcely covered by a patched and faded gown. In her arms she clutched a sleeping babe; a shawl partly screened the little unconscious one from the cold wind; but the next moment it was suddenly