see also Charles Manby Smith in The Little World of London - click here
TOM. "Oh, don't I just wish I was a Nigger, like him."
NURSE. "What for, you naughty Boy?"
MASTER TOM. "'Cause then, I should never have to be washed!!"
Punch, April 4, 1863
see also James Greenwood on 'nigger' minstrels (= white men 'blacking up') - click here
see also Richard Rowe in Argosy, 1867 - click here
see also George Sims in How the Poor Live - click here