Annual Report of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in the City of Boston

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Page 118 - The world in its dotage is not wiser, fearing not the influence of small things; Planets govern not the soul, nor guide the destinies of man, But trifles, lighter than straws, are levers in the building up of character.
Page 18 - Special meetings may be called by vote of the Board of Directors and shall be called upon the written request of ten members of the Council of Representatives. Notices of meetings, in writing, for every annual or special meeting of the Council of Representatives shall be prepared and mailed to the last known post office address of each Representative...
Page 172 - After the exercises had closed, in private conversation a gentleman rallied Mr. Mann upon his statement, and said to him, "Did you not color that a little when you said that 'all the expense and labor would be repaid if it only saved one boy?' " "No, sir; not if it was my boy...
Page 213 - Minister-at-Large in Boston 1826-1840 A Wise Student of Social Problems A Farseeing Prophet of Beneficent Reforms A Pioneer in Scientific Philanthropy An Efficient, Public-spirited Citizen "His Best Monument is the Ministry-at-Large His Most Appropriate Title, the Friend of the Poor...
Page 3 - ... the true doctrine of love, and by understanding the true bond of society, should do most for their fellow-beings I wish that this may be an object in your tracts. I would ask, whether this object may not be distinctly recognized in the constitution of all auxiliary societies, and whether, indeed, it may not be made the leading trait of a Unitarian, that he is a man who sympathizes with and respects the less favored classes of society, and that he is pledged to use all his powers for their elevation.
Page 4 - ... experience and success. I well remember the effect which contact with the poor produced on his mind. He had loved them when he knew little of them ; when their distresses came to him through the imagination. But he was a proof that no speculation or imagination can do the work of actual knowledge. So deep was the sympathy, so intense the interest which the poor excited in him, that it seemed as if a new fountain of love had been opened within him. No...
Page 3 - First, it seems to me that the signs of the times point to a great approaching modification of society, which will be founded on, and will express, the essential truth, that the chief end of the social state is the elevation of all its members as intelligent and moral beings, and under which every man will be expected to contribute to this object according to his ability.
Page 4 - Tuckerman that he should so largely have anticipated the principles and methods of modern and scientific charity. A competent and careful student of Dr. Tuckerman's writings, Rev. Dr. Francis G. Peabody, tells us that "he anticipated in the most extraordinary degree all the principles of modern scientific charity. He discussed all the problems which are now confronting the modern world and offered wise and prophetic answers to them.
Page 7 - ... for men who have the special aptitudes and gifts for accomplishing a work which ordinary people, with defective tact, with defective judgment, with defective speech, are unable to do efficiently for themselves.
Page 118 - ... Boston, and is composed of delegates from the different Unitarian churches in the city. Its funds are derived in part from annual contributions, and in part from permanent investments. The Annual Meeting of the Fraternity is on the first Sunday in May, at which time officers are chosen for the year. The other regular meetings are on the second Sunday in October, the second Sunday in December, and the second Sunday in March. Executive Committee. — Rev. Edward Hale, President; John Capen, Secretary;...

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