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TOPIC: Today 150 years ago
Today 150 years ago 1 Month, 4 Weeks ago  
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Re:Today 150 years ago 1 Month, 4 Weeks ago  
I would be fascinated to know how he would depict London folk and our political class 150 years later...
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Re:Today 150 years ago 1 Month, 4 Weeks ago  
Outside the norm for his era, CD was very keen on exercising and keeping fit - and would often cover more than a marathon, in a day.

Sometimes, he walked from his London home to his Rochester one in Kent - when his contemporaries travelled by coach or horseback.

CD was also somewhat unique - in that he introduced at least a dozen new words into the English language, including abuzz and doom(ed).

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