[Ads-l] "back slums" 1821, including a Cruickshank illustration

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Mar 13 14:30:30 UTC 2019

Anatoly Liberman discussed "back slums."


OED has 1825 for the "back slums" collocation.

Eight pages in the following 1821 have "back slums."

A footnote on p. 274 defines this as "low, unfrequented parts of the town.'

After page 346 is a colored illustration, captioned as "Tom and Jerry 'Masquerading it' Among the Cadgers in the "Back Slums..."'

Life in London, or, The day and night scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. : and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and sprees through the metropolis / by Pierce Egan ... ; embellished with thirty-six scenes from real life designed and etched by I.R. & G. Cruikshank and enriched also with numerous original designs on wood by the same artists.
Stephen Goranson


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