Proceedings: Selected Papers [of The] Annual Meeting, Volumen6

National Conference on Social Welfare, 1870

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Página 29 - The forlorn Irish Widow applies to her fellow-creatures, as if saying, ' Behold I am sinking, bare of help : ye must help me ! I am your sister, bone of your bone ; one God made us : ye must help me!' They answer, ' No ; impossible ; thou art no sister of ours.
Página 113 - And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity it, profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long and is kind: charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
Página 215 - Christians, yet more to be looked into than it is. For now by our too much facility in this kind, in giving way for all to marry that will, too much liberty and indulgence in tolerating all sorts, there is a vast confusion of hereditary diseases, no family secure, no man almost free, from some grievous infirmity or other...
Página 84 - Whatever gifts of nature or productions of art were calculated to impress the imagination, were there united to the solemnities of a splendid and imposing superstition. Games and recreations were instituted in the temples.
Página 29 - A poor Irish Widow, her husband having died in one of the Lanes of Edinburgh, went forth with her three children, bare of all resource, to solicit help from the Charitable Establishments of that City. At this Charitable Establishment and then at that she was refused ; referred from one to the other, helped by none ; till she had exhausted them all ; till her strength and heart failed her : she sank down in typhus-fever...
Página 77 - ... depends. He is absolutely prevented from this alike by his regard for the patient's welfare, for his own personal reputation, and for that of his hospital. So constantly compelled to see the patient, he appreciates the importance, as regards other details of treatment, moral, &c., that he should retain her confidence, and escape her fears ; he recognizes the danger lest an endeavor to arrive at a proper diagnosis of her disease should seem to the disordered mind only an attempt at improper and...
Página 167 - Female delegates to philanthropic and correctional conferences also realized that correctional work suggested the possibility of useful careers. Mrs WP Lynde told the National Conference of Charities and Correction in 1879 that children's institutions offered the 'truest and noblest scope for the public activities of women in the time which they can spare from their primary domestic duties'.
Página 195 - Until the State shall have provided a Prison and a Reformatory Refuge for criminal females, and until every county and city has more suitable places of detention for women than the present common jail, most of those who suffer arrest and conviction for crimes will become destroyers and injurers for their lifetime. It must be remembered that hope cannot be extinguished in any mind without hazard to society itself, and that if smothered and blotted out in a female offender, her life thenceforward will...
Página 49 - In round numbers, then, of ten persons attacked by insanity, five recover, and five die, sooner or later, during the attack. Of the five who recover, not more than two remain well during the rest of their lives ; the other three sustain subsequent attacks, during which at least two of them die.
Página 119 - When a person accused of the crime of arson or murder, or attempt at murder, shall have escaped indictmerit, or shall have been acquitted upon trial upon the ground of insanity, the court, being certified by the jury or otherwise of the fact, shall carefully inquire and ascertain...

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