11 April 2010

Two comments written in 1895

PARTY PEOPLE...Two comments written in 1895 about the yoof, but equally relevant for the crowd of today...

"8 Parker Street...here at times may be seen 20 women with matted hair and face and hands most filthy, whose ragged clothing is stiff with the accumulations of beer and dirt, their underclothing, if they have any at all, swarming with vermin. Many of them are often drunk..."

...a world full of young men passing "an absolutely vacant existence in a round of empty gaiety"