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This is a great book, and useful to students of urban history, sociology, and photojournalism What a pity that the scans are so careless as to render several of the text pages nearly illegible.
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Page 238 - Go, find my wandering boy to-night; Go, search for him where you will, But bring him to me with all his blight, And tell him I love him still.” Silence reigned. One by one the noisy inmates had settled down, and when the last line was sung scarce a whisper
Page 95 - gentle-looking woman, a little beyond middle life, who devotes a large share of her time and professional service to the poor of this wretched locality without the least expectation of reward save the approbation of Him who said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done
Page 495 - me be your servant! Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors In my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility: Therefore my age Is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly; let me go with yon: I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and
Page 495 - makes him a fool, the second mads him, and a third drowns him. What a sermon, too, on the blessings of temperance, is contained in
Page 495 - As You Like It,” when Adam says to his young master: — “Let me be your servant! Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors In my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility: Therefore my age Is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly; let me go with
Page 481 - scattered in all directions and often flowing beneath your feet You have to ascend rotten staircases which threaten to give way beneath every step, and which in some cases have already broken down, leaving gaps that imperil the limbs and lives of the unwary.
Page 145 - it is stated that in one room less than twelve by fourteen feet. whose duplicate can be found at many points, a family of seven worked. Three of these, all girls, were under ten years of age. Tobacco lay in piles on the floor and under the long table at one end where
Page 101 - of comfort, until God curtains their staring eyes with the merciful film of death. We made our way slowly down the stairs, pausing for a minute as the doctor pointed out the sink at the end of each
Page 432 - There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft To keep watch for the life of poor Jack