Collections Relative to Systematic Relief of the Poor, at Different Periods, and in Different Countries: With Observations on Charity, Its Proper Objects and Conduct, and Its Influence on the Welfare of Nations

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R. Cruttwell, and sold by Murray, 1815 - 220 pages

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Page 16 - And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee ; then thou shalt relieve him : yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.
Page 18 - And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
Page 17 - I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.
Page 16 - Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land : and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.
Page 144 - Next the collectors for the poor, on a certain Sunday in every year, immediately after divine service, were to take down in writing...
Page 47 - It was the part of the Patron to advise and to defend his client, to assist him with his interest and substance, in short to do every thing for him that a parent uses to do for his children. The Client was obliged to pay all kind of respect to his patron, and to serve him with his life and fortune in any extremity, Dionys.
Page 85 - ... to crofs the ftreets without being attacked, and abfolutely forced to fatisfy their clamorous demands. — And thefe beggars were in general by no means fuch as from age or bodily infirmities were unable by their labour to earn their livelihood ; but they were for the moft part...
Page 127 - And though the number of them be, perhaps, double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet, in all times, there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection, either to the laws of the land, or even those of God and Nature.
Page 110 - are lofty and large; the dor" mitories, which are feparate from the work" rooms, are very airy, and the beds are not " crowded : each foundling, even each infant, " has a feparate bed ; the bedfteads are of iron ; " the meets are changed every week, and the " linen three times a week. In going over " the rooms I was particularly ftruck with " their neatnefs ; even the nurferies were uncom" monly clean, and without any unwholefome
Page 11 - the holy fathers, monks, and friars, had in their confeflions, " and fpecially in their extreme and deadly ficknefs, convinced the " laity how dangerous a practice it was, for one chriftian man to " hold another in bondage : fo that temporal men, by little and " little, by reafon of that terror in their confciences, were glad ' to manumit all ,their villeins. But the faid holy fathers, with " the abbots and priors, did not in like fort by theirs ; for they " alfo had a fcruple In confcience...

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