Annual Report of the Children's Aid Society

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Page 59 - When men shall live by reason, And not alone by gold ; When man to man united, And every wrong thing righted, The whole world shall be lighted As Eden was of old. I live for those who love me, For those who know me true ; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too ; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
Page 59 - I LIVE for those who love me, Whose hearts are kind and true ; For the heaven that smiles above me And awaits my spirit too ; For all human ties that bind me, For the task by God assigned me, For the bright hopes left behind me, And the good that I can do.
Page 59 - Who've suffered for my sake ; To emulate their glory, And follow in their wake : Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages, The noble of all ages, Whose deeds crowd History's pages, And Time's great volume make.
Page 53 - The boy pleads for himself. He would like to go and be a farmer — and to live in the country — will go anywhere I send him — and do well if he can have the chance. Our number is full — purse scant — it may be difficult to find him a home. But there is no resisting the appeal of the boys, and the importunate face of the young vagrant. Perhaps he will do well; at any rate we must try him. If left to float here a few months longer, his end is certain. 'Do you think I can go, sir? ' 'Yes, John,...
Page 56 - Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,' and they rolled it out with a relish. It was a touching sight, and pocket-handkerchiefs were used quite freely among the audience. " At the close of the sermon the people were informed of the object of the Children's Aid Society. It met with the cordial approbation of all present, and several promised to take children. I was announced to preach in the afternoon ; but, on returning to the tavern, I found that my smallest boy had been missing since day-break, and...
Page 56 - You can imagine the appearance of our ' ragged regiment, ' as we filed into the Presbyterian church (which, by the way, was a school -house), and appropriated our full share of the seats. The 'natives ' could not be satisfied with staring, as they came to the door and filled up the vacant part of the house. The pastor was late, and we occupied the time in singing. Those sweet Sabbath-school songs never sounded so sweetly before. Their favorite hymn was, ' Come, ye sinners, poor and needy ' ; and...
Page 59 - I'll find a way, or make it!" WHAT I LIVE FOR. i LIVE for those who love me; Whose hearts are kind and true,' For the Heaven that smiles above me, And waits my spirit too.
Page 33 - The parents squalid, idle, intemperate, and shiftless. There they live, just picking up enough to keep life warm in them — groaning, and begging, and seeking work. There they live, breeding each day pestilence and disease — scattering abroad over the city seeds of fearful sickness — raising a brood of vagrants and harlots — retorting on Society its neglect by cursing the bodies and souls of thousands whom they never knew and who never was them.
Page 52 - Lodging-house. Dick and Jack were brothers of Sarah O , whom we sent to Connecticut. Their father is intemperate; mother died at Bellevue Hospital three weeks since; and an older brother has just been sentenced to Sing Sing Prison. Their father, a very sensible man when sober, begged me to take the boys along, ' for I am sure, sir, if left in New York, they will come to the same bad end as their brother.
Page 57 - Monday morning the boys held themselves in readiness to receive applications from the farmers. They would watch at all directions, scanning closely every wagon that came in sight, and deciding from the appearance of the driver and the horses, more often from the latter, whether they

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