G.F.S. What does it mean?

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Hatchards, 1882 - 58 pages
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Page 39 - Friendly" are threefold. 1. To bind together in one Society, ladies as associates and working girls and young women as members, for mutual help (religious and secular), for sympathy, and prayer. 2. To encourage purity of life, dutifulness to parents, faithfulness to employers, and thrift. 3. To provide the privileges of the Society for its members wherever they may be, by giving them an introduction from one Branch to another.
Page 59 - Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Page 31 - one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Page 14 - No girl who has not borne a virtuous character to be admitted as a member; such character being lost, the member to forfeit her card.
Page 22 - whose only happiness in a hard and lonely life was to come within its walls." During the fatal illness of one member, the rest " came forward begging she might not be sent to the workhouse infirmary, the only place open to her, for she was too ill for any convalescent hospital, and had no friends and no money. So a lodging was found, and for weeks and...
Page 12 - Friendly Society, and it is offered to working girls of all classes, in the shop, in the factory, in domestic service, or at home." In short, to provide a friend for every working girl in England is the aim of the society. To accomplish this a very simple machinery is devised. Each lady (who on becoming an associate must in England be of the National Church) receives a list of associates
Page 23 - ... all expense, and a most motherly matron, besides many other officials and advantages we need not enlarge on here. Neither must we attempt to detail the many ways in which this Society has drawn out the best qualities of girl- and woman-nature. To some it has been like the opening of a new life. " No home, no father, no mother, no one in all the world to love me or to care what becomes of.me," is by no means an exceptional story, but the oft-repeated tale of hundreds. ..." I have only seen my...

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