Memoirs of Howard, Compiled from His Diary, His Confidential Letters, and Other Authentic Documents. Abridged by a Gentleman of Boston, from the London Quarto Edition

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Lincoln and Edmands, 1831 - 352 páginas
 

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Página 315 - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Página ii - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Página 332 - Improved upon the suggestions of his Wisdom, Bear Testimony to the Solidity of his Judgment, And to the estimation in which he was held. In every Part of the Civilized World, Which he traversed to reduce the Sum of Human Misery ; From the Throne to the Dungeon his Name was Mentioned With Respect, Gratitude, and Admiration.
Página 120 - I was fully convinced that many more prisoners were destroyed by it than were put to death by all the public executions in the kingdom...
Página 334 - The moment of finishing his plans in deliberation, and commencing them in action, was the same. I wonder what must have been the amount of that bribe, in emolument or pleasure, that would have detained him a week inactive after their final adjustment.
Página 308 - I am not insensible of the dangers that must attend such a journey. Trusting, however, in the protection of that kind Providence which has hitherto preserved me, I calmly and cheerfully commit myself to the disposal of unerring wisdom. Should it please God to cut off my life in the prosecution of this design, let not my conduct be...
Página 335 - There have not been wanting trivial minds to " mark this as a fault in his character. But the mere men of " taste ought to be silent respecting such a man as Howard ; " he is above their sphere of judgment. The invisible spirits, " who fulfil their commission of philanthropy among mortals, " do not care about pictures, statues, and sumptuous buildings ; " and no more did he, when the time in which he must have " inspected and admired them would have been taken from " the work to which he had consecrated...
Página 335 - ... duty of that hour. If he was still at every hour, when it came, fated to feel the attractions of the fine arts but the second claim, they might be sure of their revenge; for no other man will ever visit Rome under such a despotic consciousness of duty as to refuse himself time for surveying the magnificence of its ruins.
Página ii - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Página 120 - The county allows no straw; the prisoners have none but at my cost." The evils mentioned hitherto affect the health and life of prisoners. I have now to complain of what is pernicious to their morals; and that is, the confining all sorts of prisoners together: debtors and felons, men and women, the young beginner and the old offender...

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