A Half Century with Juvenile Delinquents: Or, The New York House of Refuge and Its Times

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D. Appleton, 1869 - Child welfare - 384 pages
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Page 385 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts Q 1995 3 2044 025 050
Page 362 - It is to be remembered, that the public has a paramount interest in the virtue and knowledge of its members, and that, of strict right, the business of education belongs to it. That parents are ordinarily intrusted with it, is because it can seldom be put into better hands; but when they are
Page 204 - right and left, and reeking everywhere with dirt and filth. Such lives as are led here bear the same fruit here as elsewhere. The coarse and bloated faces at the doors have counterparts at home and all the wide world over. Debauchery has made the very houses prematurely old.
Page 320 - York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all such persons as now are or hereafter shall become subscribers to the said association pursuant to the by-laws thereof, shall be, and hereby are constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of
Page 204 - and broken windows seem to scowl dimly, like eyes that have been hurt in drunken frays. Many of these pigs live here. Do they ever wonder why their masters walk upright in lieu of going on all fours! and why
Page 98 - the text—" Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages
Page 205 - bed. Beside it sits a man; his elbows on his knees, his forehead hidden in his hands. ' What ails that man ?' asks the foremost officer. ' Fever,' he sullenly replies, without looking up. Conceive the fancies of a fevered brain in such a place as this! Ascend these
Page 205 - Then the mounds of rags are seen to be astir, and rise slowly up, and the floor is covered with heaps of negro women, waking from their sleep, their white teeth chattering, and their bright eyes glistening and winking on all sides, with surprise and
Page 206 - whence, through wide gaps in the walls, other ruins loom upon the eye, as though the world of vice and misery had nothing else to show; hideous tenements which take their name from robbery and murder ; all that is
Page 249 - And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof."* The

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