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The Crossing sweeper that has been a maid servant

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The Crossing sweeper that has been a maid servant

She is to be found any day between eight in the morning and seven in the evening, sweeping away in a convulsive, jerky sort of manner, close to —— square, near the Foundling. She may be known by her pinched-up straw bonnet, with a broad, faded, almost colourless ribbon. She has weak eyes, and wears over them a brownish shade. Her face is tied up, because of a gathering which she has on her head. She wears a small, old plaid cloak, a clean checked apron, and a tidy printed gown.

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London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew - Published 1851 - Available from books.google.com
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