Mirror of Literature,  4 (1824), 425–27.

Society for the Propagation of Gentility



Extract, Spoof, Reportage

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New Monthly Magazine



    A gentleman reported to the meeting on the progress of gentility in Gower Street, London. He observed of the daughters of some of the householders that 'Mr. Mac Adam was contracting to mud them and dust them in the latest fashion' (426). The report of the committee included the information that some individuals in the east end of London had been seen to greet each other in 'a mutual soft exclamation, in which the usual health inquiry was Mac-Adamized into "Addy do"' (427).

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