Home-life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine
By Edwin Waugh
Author of Lancashire Sketches, Poems and Lancashire Songs,
Tufts of Heather from the Northern Moors, etc, etc.
“Hopdance cries in poor Tom’s belly for two white herrings.
Croak not, black angel: I have no food for thee.” – King Lear
The following chapters are reprinted from the columns of the Manchester Examiner and Times, to which Paper they were contributed by the Author during the year 1862.
|I||1||Among the Blackburn Operatives|
|III||23||Among the Preston Operatives|
|XV||132||Among the Wigan Operatives|
|XXII||189||An Incident by the Wayside|
|XXIII||197||Wandering Minstrels; or, Wails of the Workless Poor|
Letters and Speeches upon the Cotton Famine
|209||Letters of a Lancashire Lad|
|217||Mr Cobden’s Speech|
|227||Speech of the Earl of Derby|
|253||Songs of Distress chiefly written during the Cotton Famine|
(Transcribed from the paper book for the digital web by Peter Moulding)
Published 1862. Touching descriptions of many individuals and families in Blackburn, Preston and Wigan written during the cotton famine. Also letters, speeches and songs of distress.