Memoirs of the public and private life of John Howard, the philanthropist

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T. and G. Underwood, 1823 - 657 páginas
 

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Página 541 - O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God : for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
Página 559 - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Página 362 - I cannot name this gentleman without remarking, that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or...
Página 519 - An Account of the principal Lazarettos in Europe ; with various Papers relative to the Plague ! together with further observations on some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals, and additional Remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland.
Página 211 - 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 532 - The spirits of the good, who bend from high Wide o'er these earthly scenes their partial eye, When first, array'd in...
Página 362 - ... but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain; to take the...
Página 610 - MASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal ; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
Página 257 - For the correction and instruction of profligate youth, that they who when idle were injurious, may when taught become useful to the State.
Página 601 - 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. The law which carries water down a declivity, was not more unconquerable and invariable than the determination of his feelings toward the main object.

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