Memoirs of the Kings of Spain of the House of Bourbon; From the Accession of Philip V. to the Death of Charles III. 1700 to 1788. Drawn from the Original and Unpublished Documents

Memoirs of the Kings of Spain of the House of Bourbon; From the Accession of Philip V. to the Death of Charles III. 1700 to 1788. Drawn from the Original and Unpublished Documents

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...regular and industrious women. An association of ladies formed for this end, by the zeal and care of an active ecclesiastic, has been patronised by your majesty with happy success. Separately and independently of the general junta and committees, succour is granted to several thousands of respectable, honest, and modest persons, who are pressed by necessity, and concealed by decorum; wives and widows of officers, of ministers, and of others in employment; younger sons' and orphan daughters, their children and wives; farmers' workmen, traders and artisans, receive also daily assistance from the funds of the charitable impositions which your majesty intrusted to my care. All the committees of wards have vied in establishing schools for poor or forsaken girls, in which, besides the christian doctrine and a good education, they are instructed in works proper for their sex, and in different branches of industry, which are considerably increased, and prove useful. The deputations of la Trinidad and St. Isidad weave ribbands similar to those of France. In those of the Barrio de la Comadra and Mira del Rio, besides needle-work, are made fine embroidery, with silk, gold, and silver, and artifi VOL. v. T Appendix, cial flowers. Many hundred girls are taught l'ri N I. thesw schools. Clothes have been given to the needy, rewards to those who distinguished themselves"" the public examinations, and portions to those who have married. For this purpose, extraordinary sums have been granted to the committees from the same charitable fund, created by your majesty, and placed at my disposal. Poor and abandoned boys also receive a similar education, and experience similar attention in training them up to the business of which they are...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953738
  • 9781236953735