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Excerpt from London Pride and London ShameWhy are these things so?What ought to be done?In attempting to delineate certain aspects of the life of London, and phases connected with that life, I have dealt directly with several peculiarlyMoreExcerpt from London Pride and London ShameWhy are these things so?What ought to be done?In attempting to delineate certain aspects of the life of London, and phases connected with that life, I have dealt directly with several peculiarly distressing subjects. Upon these I should prefer to refrain from moralising. It is not my business to moralise. But, if I may judge by previous experience, it is sometimes expected of him who diagnoses the disease that he should prescribe the remedy. Some years ago, I wrote a series of articles treating of the condition of the poor in this country. They were first published in The Standard, and afterwards collected in a book, under the title of The Canker at the Heart. Their immediate result - so far as the author was concerned - was that I received many letters from excellent persons asking me what ought to be done- and very often these good people sent me various sums of money to spend as I thought fit upon the relief of distress. Some were kind enough to call upon me. I fear that they went away disappointed, for I had no saving universal panacea to give them. Is it therefore my fault that nothing has been done?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.