Seven Deadly Sins of London, 1895

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2003 - Fiction - 68 pages
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1895. The English Scholar's Library of Old and Modern Works No. 7. The seven deadly sins of London drawn in seven several coaches, through the seven several gates of the City; bringing the plague with them, October 1606. This work, written in Old English, was originally penned in 1606. The seven sins of which Mr. Dekker presents are bankruptcy, lying, andle light, sloth, apishness, shaving and cruelty.

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Dekker was a popular, prolific writer who had a hand in at least 40 plays, which he wrote for Philip Henslowe, the theatrical entrepreneur. In the plays that seem to be completely by Dekker, he shows himself as a realist of London life, but even his most realistic plays have a strong undertone of romantic themes and aspirations. The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600), for example, glorifies the gentle craft of the shoemaker, and the character Simon Eyre speaks in an extravagant, hyperbolic style that is far from realistic. Dekker also wrote such prose pamphlets as the Bellman of London (1608) and The Gull's Hornbook (1609), the latter an entertaining account of the behavior of a country yokel and dupe in London. He died in debt.

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