The Claims of Labour: An Essay on the Duties of the Employers to the Employed : to which is Added, An Essay on the Means of Improving the Health and Increasing the Comfort of the Labouring Classes

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William Pickering, 1845 - 288 páginas
 

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Página 275 - Hence in a season of calm weather, Though inland far we be, Our Souls have sight of that immortal sea Which brought us hither, Can in a moment travel thither, And see the Children sport upon the shore, And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore...
Página 77 - The lines of morality are not like the ideal lines of mathematics. They are broad and deep as well as long. They admit of exceptions; they demand modifications. These exceptions and modifications are not made by the process of logic, but by the rules of prudence. Prudence is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all.
Página 146 - ... horrible misery. -My own experience tells me that the instruction of the females in the work of a house, in teaching them to produce cheerfulness and comfort at the fireside, would prevent a great amount of misery and crime. There would be fewer drunken husbands and disobedient children. As a working-man, within my own observation female education is disgracefully neglected. I attach more importance to it than to anything else...
Página 34 - The Leaders of Industry, if Industry is ever to be led, are virtually the Captains of the World ; if there be no nobleness in them, there will never be an Aristocracy more.
Página 241 - The most cautious, official-spoken man amongst us, if carried back on a sudden to the days of Henry the Eighth, would, at the end of the first week, be pursued by a general hue and cry from the authorities, civil and ecclesiastical, for his high and heinous words against King, Church, and State. While now, Alfred Tennyson justly describes our country as " The land, where girt with friends or foes, " A man may say the thing he will.
Página 145 - The power to make home cheerful and comfortable was never given to her. She knew not the value of cherishing in my father's mind a love of domestic objects. Not one moment's happiness did I ever see under my father's roof. All this dismal state of things I can distinctly trace to the entire and perfect absence of all training and instruction to my mother.
Página 94 - ... for it : and we shut people up by thousands in dense towns with no outlets to the country, but those which are guarded on each side by dusty hedges. Now, an open space near a town is one of nature's churches, and it is an imperative duty to provide such things. Nor, indeed, should we stop at giving breathing places to crowded multitudes in great towns. To provide cheap locomotion as a means of social improvement, should be ever in the minds of legislators and other influential persons. Blunders...
Página 186 - Commisslon, vol. i. 277. drain, nor any convenience ; and these pest-houses are constantly filled with fever. Some time ago I visited a poor woman in distress, the wife of a labouring man ; she had been confined only a few days, and herself and infant were lying on straw in a vault, through the outer cellar, with a clay floor, impervious to water. There was no light or ventilation in it, and the air was dreadful. I had to walk on bricks across the floor to reach her bed-side, as the floor itself...
Página 231 - Of the sweet season, there, in colours rich As trees or flowers, are sparkling human dresses! Turn round, and from this height look back upon The town: from its black dungeon gate forth pours, In thousand parties, the gay multitude, All happy, all indulging in the sunshine! All celebrating the Lord's resurrection, And in themselves exhibiting as 'twere A resurrection too — so changed are they,__ So raised above themselves.
Página ii - ... highly exalt the good which is communicative, and depress the good which is private and particular, as the Holy Christian Faith...

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