An enquiry into the causes of the encrease and miseries of the poor of England ...: To which are added. A scheme for the publick education of children. For the establishment of order .... A proposal for raising the annual supplies, by a tax on the incomes and abilities of the subjects ... With a preliminary discourse, on the necessity of a nation's returning to the first principles of religion and morality
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Page 43 - The master may be a tiger in cruelty, he may beat, abuse, strip naked, starve or do what he will to the poor innocent lad, few people take much notice, and the officers who put him out the least of anybody.
Page 43 - ... to heart. The greatest part of those who now take poor apprentices are the most indigent and dishonest, in a word, the very dregs of the poor of England, by whom it is the fate of many a poor child, not only to be half-starved and sometimes bred up in no trade, but to be forced to thieve and steal for his master, and so is brought up for the gallows into the bargain.
Page 43 - Clothing, and ufing them with Humanity; all which ought to be particularly enquired into, and taken Care of before a Poor Child is put into any Man's Hands But, on the contrary, a...
Page 8 - Juftices are obliged to allow That in two Rates, which they are prohibited doing in One. And by Parity of Reafon, it will be the fame in This, and in every Cafe, where the Lain) limits the Expence of Uncertain Contingencies. Laftly, Altho...
Page 69 - upon fuch People, and the ready Profecution even at Home of " the leaft Offences, that could be committed againft Neighbourhood " and Goed-manners, which was ftriftly then exercifed in thofe " Courts, did prevent the very Diffofition of ill-minded Men from " the Attempt of diilblute Courfes.
Page 66 - Places became ib fecure, that, when the King, for Experience fake, caufed Golden Bracelets to be hung up in the Crofi ways, they feemed to deride the Paflenger, for that no man durft lay his hands on them.
Page 66 - Ingulfus, if one left his money all night in the highways, he might come the next morning and be fure to find it all untouched.
Page 69 - but upon fuch Conditions both for Work and Wages, as is grievous < to Matters, and gives Trouble to all the...
Page 68 - had not ftayed above two Nights, the Houiholder might, by the " Oath of himfelf and two of his Neighbours, purge himfelf from.