Prison Discipline: And the Advantages of the Separate System of Imprisonment, with a Detailed Account of the Discipline Now Pursued in the New County Gaol, at Reading, Volumen1
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848
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Página 57 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Página 14 - The misery of gaols is not half their evil : they are filled with every corruption which poverty and wickedness can generate between them ; with all the shameless and profligate enormities that can be produced by the impudence of ignominy, the rage of want, and the malignity of despair.
Página 19 - The leaves of my memorandum-book were often so tainted that I could not use it till after spreading it an hour or two before the fire ; and even my antidote — a vial of vinegar — has, after using it in a few prisons, become intolerably disagreeable.
Página 14 - Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of Power divine, Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love. 19 Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Página 119 - Of the reforming punishments which have not yet been tried, none promises so much success as that of solitary imprisonment, or the confinement of criminals in separate apartments.
Página 13 - I was informed that an Officer confined here some years since, for only a few days, took in with him a dog to defend him from vermin ; but the dog was soon destroyed, and the Prisoner's face much disfigured by them.
Página 21 - I have been frequently asked what precautions I use to preserve myself from infection in the prisons and hospitals which I visit. I here answer, next to the free goodness and mercy of the Author of my being, temperance and cleanliness are my preservatives. Trusting in Divine Providence, and believing myself in the way of my duty, I visit the most noxious cells ; and while thus employed, I fear no evil.
Página ii - Into the horrors of the gloomy jail? Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans; Where Sickness pines; where Thirst and Hunger burn, And poor Misfortune feels the lash of Vice.
Página 143 - ... advantages ; in supplying him with sufficient food of wholesome quality, instead of confining him to bread and water ; in alleviating his mental discomfort by giving him employment, by the regular visits of the officers of the prison, of the governor, surgeon, turnkeys, or trades...