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Times Mirror Company, Printer, 1913 - Prostitution - 68 pages
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Page 68 - THERE is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel's veins ; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains.
Page 22 - If Christ Came to Chicago," gives the testimony of Dora Claflin, the "Madam" of a house of illChoice Not fame. She says, "Prostitution Voluntary is an effect, not a careless, voluntary choice on the part of the fallen. Girls do not elect to cast themselves away. They are driven to the haunts of vice. The more distinctively womanly a girl is and I mean by that the more she has beauty, delicacy, love of dress and adornment, feminine weakness the easier a mark she is for the designing. And the...
Page 65 - God on the holy day; They scorned the woman, forgave the man, It was ever thus since the world began. Time passed on and the woman died, On the cross of shame she was crucified; But the world was stern and would not yield And they buried her in the potter's field.
Page 64 - She was a woman, worn and thin, Whom the world condemned for a single sin ; They cast her out on the king's highway And passed her by as they went to pray. He was a man, and more to blame, But the world spared him a breath of shame ; Beneath his feet he saw her lie, But raised his head and passed her by. They were the people who went to pray At the temple of God on a holy day; They scorned the woman, forgave the man ; It were ever thus since the world began.
Page 21 - Neither do I condemn thee ; go, and sin no more"? And she, the poor girl, was she really a great sinner ? She did not look so. And if she was, had she not expiated her sin and been purified by the most awful suffering ? She looked so pure and innocent that Heine's lines were constantly coming into my mind : Mir ist's als ob ich die...
Page 65 - So they buried her in a potter's field. The man died, too, and they buried him, In a casket of cloth with a silver rim, And said, as they turned from the grave away, "We have buried an honest man today.
Page 18 - ... human family. At one time she adopted the coarse dress of a servant of the humblest class and engaged herself to wait upon eight young women who lived together in the profession of infamy. She spent the first week in almost constant prayer, silently offering up supplications to God, even while dressing her mistresses for their orgies of iniquity. Gradually she began to add to her prayers gentle entreaties and warnings, and soon succeeded in shaking her employers out of their lethargy of sin....
Page 64 - She was a woman wan and thin, Whom the world condemned for a single sin, They cast her out on the King's highway, And passed her by as they went to pray. He was a man and more to blame, But the world spared him a breath of shame, Under his feet he saw her lie, But raised his head and passed her by.
Page 22 - I say this emphatically, are not seducers. They have innate delicacy and refinement. I say honestly that I do not believe that one woman in 10,000 would cast herself at the feet of lust except under duress or under the force of circumstances. The recruiting grounds of the bagnio are the stores, where girls work long hours for small pay ; the homes that have few comforts, and practically no pleasure ; the streets, where girls are often cast, still unknown to sin but in want and...
Page 17 - Mme. de Pollalion was left a widow early in life ; she became governess to the children of the Duchess of Orleans, but finding the atmosphere of the court prejudicial to moral health, she left it and devoted herself to the service of the most helpless of the human family. At one time she adopted the coarse dress of a servant of the humblest class and engaged herself to wait upon eight young women who lived together in the profession of infamy. She spent the first week in almost constant prayer, silently...

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