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Page 72 - Impunity and remissness, for certain, are the bane of a commonwealth; but here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to bid restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.
Page 18 - Accustomed, in many instances, to witness at home, nothing in the way of example, but what is degrading ; early taught to observe intemperance, and to hear obscene and profane language without disgust ; obliged to beg, and even encouraged to acts of dishonesty, to satisfy the wants induced by the indolence of their parents, — what can be expected, but that such children will, in due time, become responsible to the laws for crimes, which have thus, in a manner, been forced upon them...
Page 35 - And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.
Page 16 - House of Refuge is located on the easterly bank of the Harlem River, on Randall's Island, and directly Opposite that portion of the city of New York which is included between One Hundred and Fifteenth and One Hundred and Twentieth Streets. The buildings are of brick, erected in the Italian style. The two principal structures front the river, and form a facade nearly a thousand feet in length. The line of their fronts is exactly parallel with the city avenues. The larger of the two buildings is for...
Page 19 - If the agents of our municipal government stand towards the community in the moral light of guardians of virtue, — if they may be justly regarded as the political fathers of the unprotected, does not every feeling of justice urge upon them the principle, of considering these juvenile culprits as falling under their special guardianship, and claiming from them the right which every child may demand of its parent, of being well instructed in the nature of its duties, before it is punished for the...
Page 56 - The lower story is appropriated to dining rooms and the upper story to school-rooms. In the rear of the school building are the kitchen and bakery, occupying a space twenty-five by ninety feet. The work-shops are at the northerly and southerly extremities of the yard, and are each thirty by one hundred feet, and three stories high.
Page 72 - I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well, and hope these few lines will find you as well as can be expected.
Page 75 - My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Page 19 - WHICH MUST INEVITABLY TEND TO PERFECT THE WORK OF DEGRADATION, TO SINK THEM STILL DEEPER IN CORRUPTION, TO DEPRIVE THEM OF THEIR REMAINING SENSIBILITY TO THE SHAME OF EXPOSURE, AND ESTABLISH THEM IN ALL THE HARDIHOOD OF DARING AND DESPERATE VILLAINY? IS IT POSSIBLE THAT A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CAN LEND ITS SANCTION TO SUCH A PROCESS WITHOUT ANY EFFORT TO RESCUE AND TO SAVE?

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