Remarkable Occurrences in the Life of Jonas Hanway, Esq: Comprehending an Abstract of His Travels in Russia, and Persia; a Short History of the Rise and Progress of the Charitable and Political Institutions Founded Or Supported by Him; Several Anecdotes, and an Attempt to Delineate His Character

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T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1798 - 204 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 80 - In foreign realms and lands remote, Supported by Thy care, Through burning climes they pass unhurt, And breathe in tainted air.
Strana 161 - When it rained, a fruall parqplme defended his face and wig. Thus he was always prepared to enter into any company without impropriety, or the appearance of negligence. His drefs for...
Strana 112 - Whereas, among the many excellent designs and institutions of charity which this nation, and especially the city of London, has hitherto encouraged and established, no expedient has yet been found out for preventing the frequent murders of poor miserable infants at their birth, or for suppressing the inhuman custom of exposing...
Strana 139 - Act should work, for he himself superintended its working 'With indefatigable watchfulness. He went about from workhouse to workhouse in the morning, and from one member of parliament to another in the afternoon, for day after day, and for year after year, enduring every rebuff, answering every objection, and accommodating himself to every humour. At length, after a perseverance hardly to be equalled, and after nearly ten years' labour, he obtained another Act, at his sole expense (7 Geo.
Strana 49 - He himfelf had four complete fets, one mounted with pearls, another with rubies, a third with emeralds, and the...
Strana 122 - ... for bread, and judge of the enormity of his guilt by the evils which it produces. " It cannot be doubted but that numbers follow this dreadful course of life with shame, horror, and regret ; but where can they hope for refuge ? ' The •world is not their friend, nor the world's law.
Strana 162 - He was not one of thofe who had rather take a dofe than a walk ; and though he had commonly his carriage with him when he went abroad, he yet walked nearly as much as he rode, and with fuch a pace, that he ufed to fay he was always more incommoded in the ftreets by thofe he pafTed, than by them who overtook him.
Strana 91 - ... fortunate if he escaped with no other injury than what proceeded from dirt. If, intimidated by the danger he escaped, he afterwards kept within the boundary of the posts and railing, he was obliged to put aside the travellers before him, whose haste was less urgent than his, and these resisting, made his journey truly a warfare.
Strana 181 - ... failed to afford fubftantial relief, which he was enabled to do ; for he had the diftribution every year of more than his own whole income amounted to. It is not the love of money, fo much as the love of eafe, which keeps clofe the coffers of the wealthy : Several years ago Mr. Hanway commiffioned the writer of thefe meets to diftribure a fum of money, as far as fifty pounds, the gift of a lady, among the really deferring prifoners at that time confined in the prifons of the metropolis.
Strana 163 - Having always bufinefs before him, he was every day employed till the time of retiring to reft, and, when in health, was commonly afleep within two minutes after his lying down in bed. Writing was his favourite employment, or rather amufement ; and when the number...

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