SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF THE CROWD
FACTS AND DEFINITIONS
"A number of persons gathered so closely together as to press upon each other ; a throng; a large number of persons... rare down to 1600, not in the Bible of 1611.
Verb - to push or force one's way, to fill with a crowd... a Crowder (one who crowds) .
1852 first edition (edited as to option) - with associations of the disreputable later excised.
1852 four relevant sections -1. assemblage, 2. multitude,3. closeness, 4. the vulgar...
ASSEMBLAGE - collection, collocation, gathering muster, colligation, association, concourse, conflux, meeting, assemply, congregation, levé, reunion
A Multitude, crowd, throng, rabble,mob press, crush, cohue, horde, posse, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, band, party, bevy, covey, drove, corps, troop, squad, squadron, phalanx, platoon, company, regiment, battalion, legion, host, army, myrmidons.
NON-ASSEMBLAGE dispersion, scattering, dissemination, diffusion, dissipation, spreading. to disperse, scatter, sow...
MULTITUDE legion, host, , a shoal, swarm, draught, covey, hive, brood, litter, teem, fry, nest, crowd.
to swarm, to crowd, come thick upon, outnumber, multiply.
Many, sundry, divers, ever so many, numerous, numerose, multiple etc
NEARNESS Nighness, propinquity, vicinity, adjacency, closeness...
COMMONALITYthe lower or humbler classe or orders, the vulgar herd,the crowd, the people, the multitude, the populace, the million, the mobility, the peasantry.
The mob, the rabble, the rabble-rout, , the scum or dregs of the people, or of society, low company, vermin, nobody. commoner, one of the people.
|SOME SHORT QUOTES|
The largest crowd recorded in the seventeenth century was the gathering of the Parliamentary Army which fought at Marston Moor, between 26,000 and 27,000 (see Peter Laslett, The World We Have Los).
In 1744 the preacher Whitfield addressed crowds of up to 30,000 at a time, although the maximum Donald Soper could address at a time in the 20th century without an electronic aid was 1,000.
The French Revolutionary Crowd
The larger industrial crowds - see that gathered to celebrate the 1832 Reform Bill