Letters on England: Comprising Descriptive Scenes ; with Remarks on the State of Society, Domestic Economy, Habits of the People, and Condition of the Manufacturing Classes Generally. Interspersed with Miscellaneous Observations and Reflections, المجلد 1
Printed and published for the author, W. Fry, printer, 1816
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الصفحة 352 - 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 dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the...
الصفحة 208 - ... 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. Already the benefit of his labour is felt more or less in every country : I hope he will anticipate his final reward, by seeing all its effects fully realized in his own.
الصفحة 208 - ... 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.
الصفحة 118 - The moon on the east oriel shone, Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined ; Thou would'st have thought some fairy's hand, 'Twixt poplars straight, the osier wand, In many a freakish knot had twined ; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow- wreaths to stone.
الصفحة 313 - This pillar was set up in perpetual remembrance of the most dreadful burning of this protestant city, begun and carried on by the treachery and malice of the popish faction, in the beginning of September, in the year of our Lord 1666. In order to the carrying on their horrid plot for extirpating the protestant religion and old English liberty, and introducing popery and slavery.
الصفحة 208 - And now, Philanthropy ! thy rays divine Dart round the globe, from Zembla to the Line ; O'er each dark prison plays the cheering light Like northern lustres o'er the vault of night. From realm to realm, with cross or crescent crown'd, Where'er Mankind and Misery are found, O'er burning sands, deep waves, or wilds of snow, Thy Howard, journeying, seeks the house of woe.
الصفحة 208 - ... 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.
الصفحة 281 - Enchanting vale! beyond whate'er the muse Has of Achaia or Hesperia sung! O vale of bliss! O softly-swelling hills! On which the Power of Cultivation lies, And joys to see the wonders of his toil.
الصفحة 280 - Thy hill, delightful Shene ? Here let us sweep The boundless landscape ; now the raptured eye, Exulting swift, to huge Augusta send, 1410 Now to the sister hills that skirt her plain, To lofty Harrow now, and now to where Majestic Windsor lifts his princely brow. In lovely contrast to this glorious view, Calmly magnificent, then will we turn To where the silver Thames first rural grows. There let the feasted eye...
الصفحة 336 - There must be laws to regulate their wages, not by the nature of their work, but by the pleasure of their masters; laws to prevent their removal from one place to another within the kingdom, and to prohibit their emigration out of it. They would not be crowded in hot task-houses by day, and herded together in damp cellars at night; they would not toil in unwholesome employments from sunrise till sunset, whole days, and whole days and quarters, for with twelve hours...