CHAPTER I. - THESE LITTLE ONES.
Nobody's Children - What is a Foundling? - Premiums on Immorality - Captain Coram - Public and Private Infanticide - The Benevolent Premium - The Legal Premium - Somebody's Baby - 'Brought up by Hand' - The Lesson of a Mud-pie - Public Cradles - Wanted a Baby-show -
The best Dinners in London - Somebody's Children - Drooping Buds and Fading Blossoms - In Beds at Ratcliff-cross - In Borders at Great Ormond-street - The Dancing Chancellor's Locality - Making the Crooked straight -
'Genteel Poverty' - Lilliput Village - The Hive at Haverstock-hill - Clapton to Watford -
Live Waxwork at Wanstead - 'Five Fathom deep' - Water Babies - A pressing Question - A growing Evil - A threatened Danger - Charitable Gambling - The Power of the Purse - Benevolent Auctions - Exchange and Robbery - Vote-hawkers and Proxy-mongers - Settling-days - Charity Dinners - Ungenteel Poverty - Daisies in Spitalfields.
CHAPTER II. - EVERYBODY'S CHILDREN.
Juvenile Vagrants - Known to the Police - The Advantage of becoming a Thief - There and back again - From School to College - ' Wild Boys of London' - The Devil's Primers - Last ' New gate Calendar' - The Unions that empty the Gaols - Sheer Destitution -
Homeless but not Nameless - Polynomination - Sensational Appeals and spasmodic Responses - The most terrible Sight in the World - A Cure for some of London's Curses - Heave Ho! - The noblest Ship on the silent Highway - A new Land Question - Over Seas - Brother Jonathan's long Arm and warm Heart - Two Dinner-Parties in two Great Cities - Absent Friends - Soho-way - Newport Market -
A Club-Token - Little Sisters - Lost/ - A dark Door in the ' Dog Row' - Homeless AND Nameless - Rescue and Rest - The Woodhouse Dovecot.
CHAPTER III. - OUR NEIGHBOUR.
Pauperdom - Stones for Bread-What is a Pauper? - The Labour Test - Involuntary Paupers-The Casual as he was - Newport Market - Sheer Destitution -Playhouse -yard - Shelter - Rogues' Fair - Thieves, Tramps, and Beggars - The Casual as he is - Field-lane Refuge - What the Poor-law says - What the Parish does -
Carter's Kitchen - Erwin Workhouse to Gaol - The only Way - London Interiors - The Model Lodger - Commercial Charity - Clerical Claims - Sensational Examples - Pious Bribery - Misrepresentation -Sunday down East - Who does the Work?
CHAPTER IV.- THE SAD, THE SICK, AND THE HELPLESS.
Fainting by the Way - Alone in the Great City - An open Door and a helping Hand - The House of Charity - Cast Loose in London - A Holdfast and a Home - The Sick - A great Conservatory - Blooming afresh - Fading away.
CHAPTER V.- THE LOWER DEEP.
The Fallen- The Depraved - The Criminal - Rescue - Restoration.