Our Working Men, an Attempt to Reach Them

Our Working Men, an Attempt to Reach Them

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...snow; Thy sen has risen wi: h comfort in His face. The smile of heaven, to warm thy frozen heart And bless with saintly hand. 'This night, this night, ' He saith, 'I stand at the door and knock. I died for thee: for thee I am alive, And my humanity doth mourn for thee, For thou art Mine; and all thy little ones, They too are Mine, are Mine. Behold, the house Is dark, but there is brightness where the sons Of God are singing, and, behold, the heart Is troubled; yet the nations walk in white: They have forgotten how to weep, and thou Shalt also come, and I will foster thee And satisfy thy soul; and thou shalt warm Thy trembling life beneath the smile of God. A little while--it is a little while--A little while, and I will comfort thee; I go away, but I will come again.'"---Jean Ingelow. "You don't know what it is, Miss," a drunkard's wife once said to me. "You don't know how hard it is, to sit up night after night, patching, and darning, and mending, thinking however you can make both ends meet and keep the children from starving; while their father's all the time at the public, drinking away all that would make home so comfortable. It's hard to bear, I can tell you; and if I do make a cross answer to him when he comes back, who's to blame me?" Poor soul! not thoughts of blame, but pity and sympathy for such a life of hardship, must truly fill one's heart. "It's hard enough," another said to me, " to work hard all day long, and when I'm tired out, and have got the children to bed, to have my husband come back and knock us about, and be that mad with drink he don't know what he's doing. And then to hear the awful language he uses; the children wake up crying, and no wonder; and I could cry too, to...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816390
  • 9781236816399