Recollections of Life and Work

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E. Arnold, 1893 - 291 pages
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Page 178 - Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke ? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him ; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Page 113 - To get in I had to wait with a crowd at the office door to obtain a ticket. Visitors to the sick are only allowed once a week, for one hour.
Page 118 - ... to anticipate. . . . The subject is one which deeply concerns the honour, and touches the conscience of the people. The exposure of the evils which demand a cure was not due to an official hand ; it was a private work to which the power of public opinion and the expression of universal sympathy in the Press gave a force • that compelled official action ; and the officials of the Poor Law Board are walking at the rear rank of a procession in which the foremost banners are borne by private individuals.
Page 137 - I don't say that our isolation was meritorious, or that people in general should know no language but their own. Yet the meek ignorance has these advantages. We did not travel for adventures, nor for company, but to see with our eyes, and to measure with our hearts.
Page 3 - ... that John Wesley intended his Societies to be an exact repetition of what was done by Beveridge, Horneck, and Smythies sixty-two years before, 3 —in fact he himself constantly refers to his
Page 162 - ... Association for Befriending Young Servants, numbering thousands, under the care of a large staff of visitors, and with homes also. Many hundreds of girls may be said to have been saved from ruin during the twenty years work of this association. In 1860 a commission was appointed to consider the state of education in England, and as pauper schools were included, I was asked to give evidence about them. The two chief points I dwelt upon as evils were, the want of industrial training for girls,...
Page 111 - An application to the guardians brought an answer that unpaid and voluntary efforts were not sanctioned by the Poor Law Board, and the offer was declined.
Page 242 - ... every help I can pick up. TO MRS. LEADBEATER. London, March 10, 1808. Your kind letter found me safely deposited in London with my babes. A heavy cold, in consequence of travelling through roads dug out of snow, combined with other circumstances to delay my answer. We set out in the softest, finest weather possible ; and the same day our journey began, the snow began also, and locked us up in a small and solitary inn in the wildest part of Wales during four days, which, however, I passed very...

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