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Henry James, Jr.


The ________ of my seeing them was the funeral of Mr. ______ Odger, which befell some four or five weeks before ___ Easter period. Mr. George Odger, it will be remembered, ___ an English radical agitator, of humble origin, who had _____________ himself by a perverse desire to get into Parliament. __ exercised, I believe, the useful profession of shoemaker, and __ knocked in vain at the door that opens but __ golden keys. But he was a useful and honorable ___, and his own people gave him an honorable burial. _ emerged accidentally into Piccadilly at the moment they were __ engaged, and the spectacle was one I should have ____ sorry to miss. The crowd was enormous, but I _______ to squeeze through it and to get into a ______ cab that was drawn up beside the pavement, and ____ I looked on as from a box at the ____. Though it was a funeral that was going on _ will not call it a tragedy; but it was _ very serious comedy. The day happened to be magnificentthe ______ of the year. The funeral had been taken in ____ by the classes who are socially unrepresented in Parliament, ___ it had the character of a great popular *.manifestation.* ___ hearse was followed by very few carriages, but the _______ of pedestrians stretched away in the sunshine, up and ____ the classic gentility of Piccadilly, on a scale that ___ highly impressive. Here and there the line was broken __ a small brass band ---- apparently one of those _____ of itinerant Germans that play for coppers beneath lodging-house _______; but for the rest it was compactly made up __ what the newspapers call the dregs of the population. __ was the London rabble, the metropolitan mob, men and _____, boys and girls, the decent poor and the indecent, ___ had scrambled into the ranks as they gathered them __ on their passage, and were making a sort of ______ spree of it. Very solemn it all was ---- _________ proper and undemonstrative. They shuffled along in an interminable ____, and as I looked at them out of the _____ of my hansom I seemed to be having a ____ of panoramic view of the under side, the wrong ____, of the London world. The procession was filled with _______ which seemed never to have *shown out,* as the _______ say, before; of strange, pale, mouldy paupers who blinked ___ stumbled in the Piccadilly sunshine. I have no space __ describe them more minutely, but I found in the _____ affair something memorable. My impression rose not simply from ___ radical, or as I may say for the sake __ color, the revolutionary, emanation of this dingy concourse, lighted __ by the ironical sky; but from the same causes ____ I had observed a short time before, on the ___ the queen went to open Parliament, when in Trafalgar ______, looking straight down into Westminster and over the royal ______é, were gathered a group of banners and festoons, inscribed __ big staring letters with mottoes and sentiments which a _________ police-department might easily have found seditious.