Life in London Alley, with Reminiscences of Mary Mc'Carthy and Her Work

Life in London Alley, with Reminiscences of Mary Mc'Carthy and Her Work

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...in places that Satan controls; They see not the snares near their feet, they know not the i danger they're in, Dear Saviour! can these be Thy lambs, so changed and disfigured by sin? "Beneath all the rags and the dirt, that cover a body once fair, There lieth a jewel of worth, more precious than any you wear: O let them no longer repine! Go, find them, supplying their need; If Jesu's disciple you are, then, surely His lambs you will feed. "Then out of the foul mire of sin, and out of the darkness of night, Go bring the dear lambs of the flock, and lead them up into the light; Their spirits with tenderness train, their wilfulness gently subdue, Be loving and patient with them, as Jesus hath been unto you." In conversing with the children, I have frequently found them ignorant of their own name and age. A child of eight has demurely told me he was sixteen, or contented himself with claiming eighteen months. A boy declares his name to be " Coffee," and nothing else; a girl repudiates Mary, and indignantly asserts herself Polly; Betsey will by no m eansbe cajoled into accepting Elizabeth as her prenomen; and William is jeeringly rejected by "Bill." But ask where they live, and listen to the glib answer--" No. 4, Little Glorster-court, three pair back yer must knock twice "---is run off in a breath. I could not find that one child in the school had ever seen apples growing on a tree. "I don't wonder at that, sir," said the teacher (one of the women above referred to), "for I never have." Their delight and astonishment when I took a number of them for their first country excursion and led them through the gardens, greenhouses, and museums at Kew, may be imagined but not described....
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931106
  • 9781236931108