As one half of the world is said not to know how the other half lives, so it maybe affirmed that the upper half of the world neither knows nor greatly cares how the lower half amuses itself.

Background.

theamusementsofthepeopleitemAs one half of the world is said not to know how the other half lives, so it maybe affirmed that the upper half of the world neither knows nor greatly cares how the lower half amuses itself” is a quotation from The Amusements of the People.

item The Amusements of the People was an article, written by Charles Dickens, exploring the theatre. It was first published in Dickens own weekly magazine Household Words on 30 March, 1850.

 

Context.

item Taken from the opening paragraph:

As one half of the world is said not to know how the other half lives, so it maybe affirmed that the upper half of the world neither knows nor greatly cares how the lower half amuses itself. Believing that it does not care, mainly because it does not know, we purpose occasionally recording a few facts on this subject.

 

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