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pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes

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19th Century Extracts

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Towards the end of the nineteenth century, cycling became much more popular. This extract is taken from the works of Joseph and Elizabeth Parnell from 1885, who were cycling from London to Canterbury on a pilgrimage.

‘And so it came to pass that one close, foggy morning, we strapped our bags to our machine and wheeled out of Russell Square before any one was stirring but the policeman, making his last rounds and trying door after door.

Down Holborn and past Staples’ Inn, very grey and venerable in the pale light, and where the facetious driver of a donkey-cart tried to race us; past the now silent and deserted cloisters of Christ’s Hospital, and under Bow Bells in Cheapside; past the Monument of the famous fire, and over London Bridge, where the mist was heavy on the river and the barges showed spectre-like through it, and where hucksters greeted us after their fashion, one crying, ‘Go in, hind one! I bet on you. You’ll catch up if you try hard enough!’ and another, ‘How are you there, up in the second story?’

A short way up the Borough High Street, from which we had a glimpse of the old red roof and balustraded galleries of the ‘White...


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