An Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Society for the Discharge and Relief of Persons Imprisoned for Small Debts

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benefit of the charity, 1783 - Charities - 106 pages
 

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Page 25 - How many pine in want, and dungeon glooms; Shut from the common air, and common use Of their own limbs.
Page 25 - Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death And all the fad variety of pain. How many fink in the devouring flood, Or more devouring flame. How many bleed, By fhameful variance betwixt Man and Man.
Page 25 - Shut from the common air, and common ufe Of their own limbs. How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of mifery. Sore pierc'd by wintry winds, How many fhrink into the fordid hut Of cheerlefs poverty.
Page 104 - I flay, or my fad griefs impart?Can there be pity in a human heart ? Away and let me die Man. No ; if 'tis there You feek fome captive friend, renounce defpair ; For, tho' the iron hand of law has batr'd Thofe furly doors which yon dread manfion guard,.
Page 104 - Souls that delight with foft'ring fmiles to cheer The broken heart, and dry affliction's tear ; Pluck the wan debtor from his noifome den, And launch him on the chearful walks of men. WOMAN. If fuch there be, oh ! lead me to their fight, And...
Page 81 - I will pay my vows unto The Lord in the fight of all His people : in the courts of The Lord's Houfe, even in the midft of thee, O Jerufalem! Praife The Lord.
Page 105 - Loft are the hands whofe honeft labour fed His helplefs innocents with daily bread ; For day by day the bufy loom he ply'd, With foft Contentment finging by his fide; 'Till heaven flung out the fignal to deftroy, And dropt its curtain o'er this fcene of joy.
Page 75 - ... and of such other circumstances, as may enable the Society to judge of the. Petitioner's true character, and of his qualification to partake of the public bounty from this Charity, R.
Page 66 - That if any annual subscriber shall be more than two years in arrear, his power as a Governor shall cease, until such arrears are paid.
Page 76 - LEGACIES, I AB do give and bequeath unto The TREASURER of the SOCIETY for the DISCHARGE and RELIEF of.

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