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An iIllustration from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold describes a trip to the Garrick Theatre next door to the Whitechapel Police Station in Leman Street where they found 'the company ... performing the "Starving Poor of Whitechapel". The sympathies of the audience, however, were kindly. They leant to the starveling, and the victim of fate; for four out of five understood only too well what hard life in Whitechapel means: and had spent nights with the stars, upon the stones of London.'
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