Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day

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H. Colburn, 1844 - Poor laws - 352 pages
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Page 96 - I hope you will give me the pleasure of your company at dinner on Wednesday,
Page 108 - not only in my own name, but in the name of all those
Page 64 - he had made up his mind as to the line of conduct he should pursue
Page 198 - the laws, is so snugly sheltered by them that there is no earthly reason whatsoever why he should not go on in the course he has begun, and thank the gods that he is not a woman.
Page 198 - woman) who has committed this sin shall atone for it by being trampled in the dust, imprisoned in a workhouse with her wretched offspring till driven from it to seek food for both by labour,
Page 198 - victim of the short-sighted policy of her country, which, while hoping (vainly) to save a few yearly shillings from the poor-rates, has decreed that a weak woman (that is to say a weak
Page 276 - was about to return home, when the idea occurred to him that
Page 355 - There was no confusion of intellect ; all was terribly distinct and clear in the frightful picture thus spread before her, but every feature in it was gigantic, and every feeling, every faculty, seemed stretched and distended into supernatural strength and power, that she might gaze upon, and understand it all.

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