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You learn how to get along In the summer you sleep out mostly in the cemetery You lay some cardboard down on the ground cause it gets damp you know When you get up you rough up the grass so nobody knows you been there Sometimes you find a shiny tombstone and some aftershave on you You take the salt from a fast food restaurant to brush your teeth splash on some aftershave to cover up you know Unless you have to drink it Glasser 28 At one point in time the attitude towards homeless beggars was actually looked upon favorably This is because in the middle ages when Christianity was becoming the popular religion charity was linked with the forgiveness of sin so beggars came to represent sanctified persons to whom one could repent for their sins Later in the fourteenth century when the plague broke out and the industrial revolution was beginning to sprout the amount of beggars increased drastically and soon beggars were associated with a negative reaction Governments implemented severe laws to discourage vagabonds from begging including slavery and even death Even the church had a change in faith as donating to the poor became a growing hatred because of the financial burden it caused them many homeless women were branded as witches by the Church and executed Much of this continued until the death rates declined in Europe after many wars ceased and the plague ended at which point governments tried to restore order by introducing relief programs but they were not impressive For example governments encouraged able-bodied vagabonds to work in factories to provide needed workers for the labour market to ensure that the industrial boom reached its economical potential and if these vagabonds refused they would be jailed and even executed At the beginning of the nineteenth century the period of romanticism emerged During this period societies began to reflect on themselves and much of their views changed
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