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Relating to the middle of the Victorian era.
- ‘One of the more powerful images and major concerns in mid-Victorian literature was the young unmarried male, enjoying more free time than his elders and applying himself more to play than to business.’
- ‘Inspired by Sir Henry Yule's mid-Victorian dictionary Hobson-Jobson, this book might even be better.’
- ‘Most historians of science have treated Vestiges as a minor remnant of mid-Victorian culture.’
- ‘A major concern of mid-Victorian Britain was the relationship between art and industry.’
- ‘As historian Judith Keys Kenny once observed, by mid-Victorian times sheepherding had evolved into a genuine art form.’
- ‘Whilst one mid-Victorian authority supported this view, it was overturned in a subsequent nineteenth-century decision.’
- ‘He repudiates the apologetic approach, made popular by Paley in the eighteenth century and still common in mid-Victorian England, that attempted to justify the Christian faith by reasoning from the external evidences of nature.’
- ‘Middlesbrough, with its dramatic growth in the early and mid-Victorian years, was the starkest example of such a town, and the development of policing therein is of particular interest.’
- ‘As it stands, John Baines as an allegory for mid-Victorian England only reinforces the significance of Bursley's wakes, Wombwell's Menagerie, and imperial modernity.’
- ‘The initialled stone tablet probably marked the completion of a pair of river regulating reservoirs built in mid-Victorian times.’
- ‘Humanity might well have found crushing, at times, the requirements of moral responsibility and constant self-improvement imposed by mid-Victorian ideals of Christian duty.’
- ‘What if he doesn't feel that way at all, and he takes some kind of mid-Victorian umbrage at my ‘brazen’ act?’
- ‘Individualism, self-respect, self-reliance, and the organization of voluntary and co-operative societies were the keynotes of mid-Victorian liberalism.’
- ‘The characters debate many mid-Victorian issues, often criticizing the misuse of science.’
- ‘Hung against walls painted in an appropriate palette of rich, mid-Victorian looking colours, the paintings look happy in Tate Britain's Linbury Galleries.’
- ‘Spirits were all the rage in mid-Victorian London, and organizing or attending seances was a favorite pastime among the higher echelons of society, right up to Queen Victoria herself.’
- ‘Gaskell suggests that mid-Victorian codes of perception and decorum held that only courtesans met the viewer's gaze directly.’
- ‘There was, of course, a wave of ‘respectability’ sweeping over mid-Victorian Britain.’
- ‘Dickens's persona of an un-commercial traveller reflected the increasing importance of commercial travellers in mid-Victorian England.’
- ‘The dominated-dominant role was a hard fit for male characters in the early to mid-Victorian era and consequently the role demanded considerable authorial contriving.’
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