SHROVE TUESDAY has now to such an extent survived Ash Wednesday - for which it was originally merely a preparation - that its observances must seem to many people meaningless. In the times, however, when Ash Wednesday opened forty days of real fasting for the bulk of the community, there was every incentive to make the day before it a festival, and it is of the curious customs that sprang up, in connection with this festival, in different parts of England, that Mr. Bush will talk to-day.
THIS talk opens a new series by Mr. Edward
Cressy (who is already well known in London and the North of England) on the growth of industry—a subject a little knowledge of which makes it much easier to understand our complex industrial organization of the present day. hi this first talk he will deal with textile manufacture, which more than any uther wns revolutionized by the change from domestic production to large-scale factory organization reinforced by mechanical invention—which. of us does not remember reading of Hargreaves's Jenny and Crompton's Mule ?—and the coming of steam.
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