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Woman's Mission; A Series of Congress Papers on the Philanthropic Work of Women, by Eminent Writers

Woman's Mission; A Series of Congress Papers on the Philanthropic Work of Women, by Eminent Writers

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Excerpt from book: FOR THE LITTLE ONES?"FOOD, FUN, AND FRESH AIR." By Mrs. Molesworth. THE saying that to all questions there are more than one side?more than one point of view from which they can be considered?is of course a truism. And in nothing is it more realized than in dealing with any of our great social evils. In approaching such from one side alone the difficulties and objections are sure to obtrude themselves; the tares grow apace with the wheat, the apparently inevitable mischief often threatens to overshadow the good we hope to do. All benevolent enterprise, all schemes for social improvement bristle with probable, and far more than probable, dangers and harmful results. Yet that this is so is no reason for letting, not " well," but " ill" alone, for sitting with our hands before us and consoling ourselves when certain sad facts of suffering and misery are forced upon us with the undoubtedly true, but often sorely misinterpreted and misapplied, dicta that " the innocent must suffer for the guilty;" that " the poor must be always with us." The hearts of even the most rigid theorists are often better than their creeds ; the instincts and intuitions of human nature are often truer than we know. Let it be proclaimed on the house-tops that want and degradation are the lawful results of thriftlessness and intemperance, that wherever there is abnormal suffering it has been somebody's fault, that till starvation stares them in the face in the shape of their half- naked and half-dying children, vicious and improvident parents will never take heed to their ways?let all this beproclaimed and reproclaimed, as indeed it is and should be, still we?we women above all?cannot let " the little ones " suffer without some effort for their relief. At the sight of their piteous case?all the more pit...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217419529
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 11 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217419526
Publisher Date: 09 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 196
Series Title: English
Weight: 359 gr
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