Social Reform in England

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Cassell, Petter, and Glapin, 1866 - 409 pages

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Page 157 - Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted . . . that whereas by reason of some defects in the law poor people are not restrained from going from one parish to another, and therefore do endeavour to settle themselves in those parishes where there is the best stock, the largest commons or wastes to build cottages, and the most woods for them to burn and destroy...
Page 90 - A Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the working of the common schools system — a very necessary step considering how unsatisfactorily the Education Act had so far worked.
Page 269 - ... the world's history can hardly be exaggerated. It was fitting that the little commonwealth, which was foremost among the nations in its hatred of tyranny, its love of maritime adventure, and its aptitude for foreign trade, should take the lead in the great commercial movements which characterized the close of the sixteenth and the commencement of the seventeenth centuries.
Page 310 - Christian charity, she formed a committee, under the title of the Association for the Improvement of the Female Prisoners in Newgate.
Page 178 - State, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Privy Seal and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Page 130 - ... consequence of official station, little or no additional expenditure. Many persons who had filled office received more than their official salary as the reward for their services. Lord Grenville, for instance, had received other rewards besides the salary attached to the office, which he had filled with so much honour to himself, and so much advantage to the country. He mentioned this, for the purpose of...
Page 282 - Grattan may be regarded as the last of those celebrated parliamentary orators, who dignified the close of the eighteenth and the commencement of the nineteenth century. He...
Page 408 - TESTAMENT, uniform with the above - 35. 6d. Bound in cloth, extra gilt - - - 55. The Bible Picture Story Book. The OLD and NEW TESTAMENTS together, in One handsome Volume, bound in cloth gilt - - 75.
Page 212 - The Guardians of any Union or any Parish wherein the Relief to the Poor is administered by a Board of Guardians may, if they deem proper, with Consent of the Poor Law Board, contract with the Managers of any Certified Industrial School for the Maintenance and Education of any Pauper Child.
Page 313 - Without husband, father, or brother to stand by her in this hour of need, who can wonder that at times her courage flagged and her spirits drooped?

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