He fell among chimney sweeps...

27th November 1998 at 00:00
(Photograph) - Above: a drawing from The Chimney-Sweeper's Friend and Climbing-Boy's Album, a compilation of fact and verse published in 1824 by James Montgomery and Samuel Roberts. The grim illustration shows a widow selling her son to a master chimney sweep. Her wealthy relative, who has refused to help, passes by in a carriage. A climbing boy scrambles out of a chimney, and, a dog licks the sores of another sweep.

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