Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of John Howard, the Philanthropist

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T. and G. Underwood, 1823 - 657 sider
 

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Side 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.
Side 559 - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Side 362 - 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...
Side 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.
Side 363 - ... and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original ; and it is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery ; a circumnavigation of charity. Already the benefit of his labour is felt more or less in every country; I hope he will anticipate his final reward, by seeing all its effects fully realized in his own.
Side 601 - ... of being habitual, it had been shown only for a short time on particular occasions, it would have appeared a vehement impetuosity; but by being unintermitted, it had an equability of manner which scarcely appeared to exceed the tone of a calm constancy, it was so totally the reverse of any thing like turbulence or agitation.
Side 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...
Side 532 - The spirits of the good, who bend from high Wide o'er these earthly scenes their partial eye, When first, array'd in...
Side 322 - I saw two criminals, a man and a woman, suffer the punishment of the knout They were conducted from prison by about fifteen hussars and ten soldiers. When they arrived at the place of punishment the hussars formed themselves into a ring round the whipping-post. The drum beat a minute or two, and then some prayers were repeated,— the populace taking off their hats. The woman was taken first and, after being roughly stripped to the waist, her hands and feet were bound with cords to the post ; a man...
Side 597 - 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.

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