Prussia and the Poor; Founded Upon a Visit and Personal Inquiry. with an Appendix Containing

Prussia and the Poor; Founded Upon a Visit and Personal Inquiry. with an Appendix Containing : I. the International; II. Register of Deaths from Sta

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...therefore is amusing. But let us proceed with your alarming deposition at this memorable appearance of yours before the Marlborough-street Police magistrate, --"He made it a rule to abuse the rich, and he frequently, &c." Now, it is apparent that you could not have expressed yourself thus, unless you "had made it a rule" to attend my "homilies," as the Saturday Review has designated my addresses, and had "frequently" been found among the "people," as you asserted I called my hearers. But permit me to be a little inquisitive here. Are these things so? Were you really a constant worshipper and hearer in these ub jove frigido gatherings'! If so, you have on your own confession "frequently" contributed to that inconvenience to the public from "obstruction," touching which with such admirable modesty, you shewed yourself so querulous. Why, Sir Robert, this savours somewhat of turning Queen's evidence. To be a receiver, and then to 'peach! Proh pudor! But you only feigned yourself one of "the people" as a detective. Well, take the consolation of this alternative. But to listen with frequency, even to a street preacher to catch something out of his mouth for an accusation against him, is perhaps a singular habit, even for an alderman. It is a mistake, however, to conceive that "every fine Sunday morning" we had our fortuitous gatherings en plein vent graced and enlivened by one who has passed the civic chair, and conceives himself to be an "aristocrat." On one occasion, it is remembered, a gentleman apparently ill at ease, anjust when the cause of the suffering and deserving poor was referred to by the preacher, moved about from side to side of...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840410
  • 9781236840417