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British Working-Class Education in the Nineteenth Century

Victorian Architecture. Hardwick's Propylaeum, completed in 1839, is very Early Victorian, and represents an important, doomed branch of cultural earnestness—an attempt to express a pro- gressive theme, the London-Birmingham railway, in the idiom of an accepted high style of architecture, Greek Doric. The dichotomy between theme and idiom could be hardly more complete, for the structure served no operational railway function but merely gave monumental form to an impressive sentiment in the only reliably impressive monumental style then known. Functionless, it called

* * # * # # * # Concepts of Physical Nature: John Herschel to Karl Pearson DAVID B. W I L S O N John Herschel's A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy, published in 1831, summed up for early Victorian scientists what science was all about.1 Karl Pearson's The Grammar of Science, published in 1892, also a kind of summation, differed dramatically from Herschel's book.2 The differences between the two sum up the development and the diversity of Victorian thought about physical Nature and throw into sharp relief the philosophic and

)—a "dished" floor, now commonly used in the United States to improve the sight lines toward the rear of the audi- torium. 5°7 The proscenium portals that were a feature of English theaters from soon after the Restoration till early Victorian days (see illus. 257 and 270 and the drawing by Cruikshank below) have been incorporated into the architecture of many university and community theaters in the United States. One of the earliest examples was designed by Samuel A . Eliot, Jr., for Smith College in 1528. A s shown above, it provided three portals on each side

.,University of Missouri, Columbia, 1999. Singer, Steven. “The Anglo-Jewish Ministry in Early Victorian London.”Mod- ern Judaism 5 (1985): 279–99. ———. “Jewish Education in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: A Study of the Early Victorian London Community.” Jewish Quarterly Review 77 (1986–87): 163–78. ———. “Jewish Religious Observance in Early Victorian London, 1840–1860.” Jewish Journal of Sociology 28 (1986): 117–37. ———. “Orthodox Judaism in Early Victorian London, 1840–1858.” Ph.D. diss., Yeshiva University, 1981. Smith, Elaine R. “East End Jews in Politics, 1918–1939: A Study in

landmark honors instead. Lachryma Montis, a prim, conventional, early Victorian house, gabled and fret- worked and furnished with round-backed, uncom- fortable, formerly horsehair-covered chairs, indeed well represents his latter days, the forty years of life still left to him after he built it in 1850. It is the proper setting for the elderly man of his most famil- iar photographs: portly, stately, a "gentleman of fine presence and arrogant ways." These words, used by him to describe the detested Count Eugène, apply equally well to Vallejo. He was side

offered suitably elevating storylines, but he also owned a wide selection of Turner's essays in color, in addition to the more realistic scenes of Thomas Creswick and William Collins, and the topographical efforts of Clarkson Stanfield and David Rob- erts. [ . . . ] While the presence of the Divinity could (and often was) read into natural subjects, their simplicity also invited a more immediate and uncomplicated response quite unlike that elicited by the sentimental anecdotes that formed a major part of other important early Victorian collections

can ascer- tain—such a badge would have been made in the early 1850s (when New York police are first described as wearing stars) and would therefore be likely to be crusted with early Victorian ornament, acanthus leaves flourishing in every point, plaited borders on every edge, droopy scrolls for the lettering—something like Acme's present No. 646 as worn by the Oregon Highway Patrol, perhaps. I doubt we will ever know; the origins of this prized emblem are probably lost behind 2 4 9 O , B R I G H T S T A R a jungle of foliation, borders, state seals, scrolls

referred to "a vast and interminable outpouring of clerical and pedagogic polemics" in describing the literature of self- improvement.1 This literature was sometimes theologically inspired and sometimes secular in intent; in the latter case, it used the language of mental regulation of the body rather than spiritual control of the flesh. The moral content, however, unified society across the religious divide. The early Victorian period in particular possessed a rich popular litera- ture that brought a sense of the mind's controlling power—"self- help"—to a high