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Journals 13.2 – Reminiscences of an Idler (Part 2)

This is the continuation of my article on Henry Wikoff’s journal. For the previous part, please see the entry posted on 7th March 2016. Wikoff’s first exploration of London was an eye-opener for him, with everything on such a grand … Continue reading

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From rags to riches in one night (Snippets 5)

Between 1808 and 1810, Lawyer William Hickey wrote detailed and fascinating memoirs of his life, which were finally published by Hurst & Blackett (London) in the early 20th Century.  The following amusing anecdote from the first volume describes how Hickey’s … Continue reading

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