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Lord Gower, idolatry and the cult of the bric-à-brac diva
John Potvin

than Nordau in his attacks of the aesthete, collector and degenerate alike. According to him: The present rage for collecting, the pilling up, in dwellings, of aimless bric-à-brac , which does not become any more useful or beautiful by being called bibelots, appear to us in a completely new light when we know that Magnan has established the existence of an irresistible desire among the degenerate to accumulate useless trifles. It is firmly imprinted and so peculiar that Magnan declared it to be a stigma of degeneration, and has invented for it the name

in Bachelors of a different sort
Thompson’s Marxist history
Theodore Koditschek

the pace in the workshop, working people had to be surrounded by bells, watches and clocks. Before mechanisation could drive the new factories, the reign of ‘St Monday’ had to be overthrown. Precisely because these transitions were not automatic, they became sites of contestation in Thompson’s view. Since elites had few incentives to sweeten the pill of work speedup, at the time, working people exerted their formidable powers of resistance throughout the eighteenth century.24 Here Thompson encountered a paradox: although eighteenthcentury workers lacked many of the

in E. P. Thompson and English radicalism
Sex education, abstinence and contraception
Edward Ashbee

.qxd 08/02/2007 11:20 AM Page 122 122 The Bush administration, sex and the moral agenda Learning activities, many of which place a particular emphasis upon the ways in which alcohol and drug abuse increase an individual’s vulnerability to sexual advances, are often structured around chants such as ‘pet your dog, not your date’, ‘use your will, not the pill’, and ‘do the right thing, wait for the ring’. Sex Respect’s slogans include ‘sex is good, sex is great, save it for your permanent mate’ and ‘don’t be dips, stop at the lips’.85 Some abstinence organisations

in The Bush administration, sex and the moral agenda
Naomi Chambers and Jeremy Taylor

. L: I don't think they did. The pills just wiped him out. He'd be asleep for the next day, all day. It was horrible. J: It was horrible. So rather than that, we just put up with him with it. He would pull people's hair – quite often that was being over-affectionate rather than aggressive. That could be difficult, very challenging even for Lucinda and I. Or he'd pull my ears

in Organising care around patients
Stuart Hodkinson

options, as they offered a neat way around tenant opposition to privatisation because the council remained the landlord, meaning tenants and residents had no legal right to a ballot. To sweeten the pill, Labour insisted that a third of ALMO boards be made up of resident representatives, to make SAH.indb 34 30/01/2019 12:44:49 Privatisation and the death of public housing 35 them accountable to tenants and local areas, while providing those councils taking the PFI route with a generous subsidy to cover the capital costs of the regeneration scheme. Despite Labour

in Safe as houses
From isolation to integration
Paul Kennedy

parliament González presented his ‘Decalogue’, or ten-­point programme on foreign and security policy, in which he backed Spain’s membership of the Alliance. The pill would be sugared by González’s insistence that his government would not take the country into the Alliance’s integrated structure, the US military presence in Spain would be reduced and no nuclear weapons would be permitted on Spanish territory. The Prime Minister’s position was reinforced by majority votes in support of his pro-­NATO stance in December 1984 both in parliament and at the 30th Congress of the

in The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain
Tom Scriven

alongside the pills: Society, as at present constituted, rests upon an artificial foundation. The habits and customs of the people, their lengthened hours of labour, their insufficient food, their scanty dress, their comfortless houses, all have their origin in the violation of nature’s laws, and in the establishment of others which pay no regard to the mental elevation and physical well-​being of the  15 Chartism’s improvement culture  115 people. Need we be surprised that nature imposes a penalty for the least breach of her laws … Let a man eat, work, or drink more

in Popular virtue
The Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c.1854
Jason Edwards

I, Elizabeth I and Shakespeare.41 In addition, when praising foreign nationals, Phillips repeatedly sugars the pill by drawing flattering English parallels. We learn that ‘like Nelson’, Abraham Duquesne was ‘in private life admired for his gentleness and sterling worth’; while, ‘as an agricultural writer’, Albrecht Thaer was ‘worthy of being placed’ beside ‘our own’ Arthur Young.42 Perhaps equally unsurprising is the fact that the mid-Victorian Phillips is in favour of Italian unification, but hostile to Irish nationalism. For example, like the extended circle

in After 1851
Abstract only
Advertising and almanacs
Louise Hill Curth

stomach.’39 For some reason, however, in the year following the great plague of 1665, Buckworth’s Lozenges were not advertised at all, perhaps because they were in fact ineffective when put to the test of an epidemic. Buckworth presumably died sometime before the 1680s, when James Shipton began to manufacture the pills under what became a well-known brand name.40 Buckworth’s continued to enjoy success under Shipton, having gained the stamp of success from the ‘Chief Physicians of the Colledge [Royal College of Physicians]’ by 1697.41 The ongoing popularity of such

in English almanacs, astrology and popular medicine: 1550–1700
Open Access (free)
Robert Mackay

1940 the Factories (Canteens) Order was made, under which factory inspectors could direct employers on munitions or other government contracts, who employed more than 250 workers, to provide canteens for them. The pill was sweetened by an accompanying provision for up to 60 per cent of the cost to be met by the Government. At the end of 1941 the same help was offered to smaller enterprises outside the scope of the Order. By 1944 there were 5,000 canteens operating in the larger firms – an increase of 300 per cent. Canteens in smaller enterprises increased from 1

in Half the battle