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Strana 163 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons ; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Strana 162 - I cannot name this gentleman without remarking that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. 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 curiosity of modern art; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts:— but to dive into the depths of...
Strana 163 - ... 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.
Strana 225 - 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. His Modesty alone Defeated various Efforts which were made during his Life, To erect this Statue, Which the Public has now consecrated to his Memory.
Strana 277 - ... feather, in order to excite a propensity to vomit, and the nostrils also with a feather, snuff, or any other stimulant, so as to provoke sneezing. A tea-spoonful of warm water may be administered...
Strana 191 - I cannot permit the fund, which in my absence, and without my consent, has been called the ' Howardian Fund,' to go in future by that name ; and that I will have no concern in the disposal of the money subscribed, my situation and various pursuits rendering it impossible for me to pay any attention to such a general plan, which can only be carried into due effect in particular districts, by a constant attention and a constant residence. " I am, my Lords and Gentlemen,
Strana 225 - ... 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. His modesty alone defeated various efforts, which were made during his life, to erect this statue, which the public has now consecrated to his memory.
Strana 230 - ... furnished his frugal dinner. At the news of that event, every friend of literature felt a mixture of sorrow and shame ; and one of the members of a club at the prince of Wales's coffeehouse proposed, that it should adopt, as its object and purpose, some means to prevent similar afflictions, and to assist deserving authors and their families in distress.
Strana 190 - I can express for the testimony of approbation you have intended me, and I am truly...
Strana 217 - He fpent his life and fortune in fervices which were highly dangerous to himfelf, but beneficial to every country and every age. Though engaged in doing the moft active good, he created no enemies, and excited no envy, even in his life-time ; the purity of his intentions leaving him fuperior to all purfuits of vanity or ambition. His merits were of fuch a general and fundamental nature, as to fcrve for an example to all ranks, profeffions, and nations.

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