Prisoners of Poverty Abroad

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Roberts brothers, 1889 - Women - 248 pages

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Page 10 - Not that which we give, but what we share, For the gift without the giver is bare; Who bestows himself, with his alms feeds three, Himself, his hungering neighbor and me.
Page 247 - her convictions, there is nothing of dogmatism in their preaching. But the suggestiveness of every chapter is backed by pictures of real life."—New York World. , Sold by all booksellers. Mailed, post-paid, on receipt of price^ by the publishers^ ROBERTS BROTHERS, BOSTON. / / r
Page 17 - This unhappy structure may be said to have everything it ought not to have, and nothing which it ought to have. It possesses windows without glass, a cupola without size, a portico without height, pepper boxes without pepper, and the finest site in Europe without anything to show upon it.
Page 131 - Monks and nuns turn actors and actresses. The garden, formal and quiet, where a salad was cut for a lady abbess, and flowers were gathered to adorn images, becomes a market, noisy and full of life, distributing
Page 93 - Ladies deliberately shut their eyes; they won't take trouble ; they won't think; they like things about them to look smooth and comfortable; they will get things cheap if they can. What do they care if the cheapness is got
Page 245 - is an eloquent plea for the amelioration of the evils with which she deals. In the present importance into which the labor question generally has loomed, this volume is a timely and valuable contribution to its literature, and merits wide reading and careful thought. —Saturday Evening Gazette.
Page 245 - Prisoners of Poverty" is a striking example of the trite phrase that " truth is stranger than fiction." It is a series of pictures of the lives of women wage-workers in New York, based on the minutest personal inquiry and
Page 245 - extending apparently over a long time; she has had the penetration to search many queer and dark corners which are not often thought of by similar explorers; and we suspect that, unlike too many philanthropists, she has the faculty of winning
Page 245 - She has given us a most effective picture of the condition of New York workingwomen, because she has brought to the study of the subject not only great care but uncommon aptitude. She has made a close personal

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