A report &c. [of the first annual festival of the Holy gild of st. Joseph] with an account of the speeches delivered, and of the gild premiums awarded for the cleanest and tidiest kept houses, ed. by bishop Gillis

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Page cxxii - But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you : and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you : That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this? Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly...
Page 57 - And let me linger in this place, for an instant, to remark that if ever household affections and loves are graceful things, they are graceful in the poor. The ties that bind the wealthy and the proud to home may be forged on earth, but those which linlr the poor man to his humble hearth are of the truer metal and bear the stamp of Heaven.
Page lix - With the poor, far less obstacles are an absolute barrier, because no privation is felt by them so little as that of cleanliness. The propensity to dirt is so strong, the steps so few and easy, that nothing but the utmost facilities for water can act as a counterpoise ; and such is the love of uncleanliness, when once contracted, that no habit, not even drunkenness, is so difficult to eradicate.
Page lxxxvi - ... be a reduction of the existing expenditure of labour in fetching water ; and many other similar reductions should be made from the account. But, without lingering over such details, it may be at once stated that...
Page xlv - The interiors of these houses and their inmates corresponded with the exteriors. We saw half-dressed wretches crowding together to be warm ; and in one bed, although in the middle of the day, several women were imprisoned under a blanket, because as many others who had on their backs all the articles of dress that belonged to the party were then out of doors in the streets. This picture is so shocking that without ocular proof, one would be disposed to doubt the possibility of the facts ; and yet...
Page lxx - The most experienced and zealous teachers are gladdened by the sight of well-grown healthy children, which presents to them better promise that their labours will be less difficult, and more lasting and successful. On one occasion a comparison was made between the progress of two sets...
Page xcii - It is immaterial how long the practice may have prevailed, for no length of time will legitimate a nuisance.
Page lvii - The interposition of the labour of going out and bringing home water from a distance, acts as an obstacle to the formation of better habits; and I deem it an important principle to be borne in mind, that in the actual condition of the lower classes, conveniences of this description must precede and form the habits.
Page lxvi - Such general failure of health and such mortality had occurred among the children as to attract public notice and the animadversions of many medical men and others who visited the schools ; but by most the evil was attributed chiefly to faulty nourishment; and it was only after the more complete examination, made by direction of the board, and of which the report is published, as above stated, that the diet was found to be unusually good, but the ventilation very imperfect. Suitable changes were...
Page xliv - I first visited, it was found that the great mass of the fever cases occurred in the low wynds and dirty narrow streets and courts, in which, because lodging was there cheapest, the poorest and most destitute naturally had their abodes. From one such locality, between Argyll Street and the river, 754 of about 5000 cases of fever which occurred in the previous year were carried to the hospitals.

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