The Condition of Women and Children Among the Celtic, Gothic, and Other Nations

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P. Donahoe, 1858 - 393 páginas
 

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Página 23 - I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship, without receiving a decent and friendly answer; with man it has often been otherwise.
Página 63 - He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
Página 225 - Geraldines! these Geraldines! — not long our air they breathed; Not long they fed on venison, in Irish water seethed; Not often had their children been by Irish mothers nursed, When from their full and genial hearts an Irish feeling burst ! The English monarchs strove in vain by law, and force, and bribe, To win from Irish thoughts and ways this "more than Irish...
Página 142 - Naked to the waist, an iron chain fastened to a belt of leather runs between their legs clad in canvas trousers, while on hands and feet an English girl, for twelve, sometimes for sixteen, hours a day, hauls and hurries tubs 'of coal up subterranean roads, dark, precipitous, and plashy; circumstances that seem to have escaped the notice of the Society for the Abolition of Negro Slavery.
Página 210 - ... with such impropriety of phrase, such plenty of solecisms, such dearth of sense, so bold prolepses, so racked metaphors, with brothelry able to violate the ear of a pagan, and blasphemy to turn the blood of a Christian to water.
Página 141 - They come forth : the mine delivers its gang, and the pit its bondsmen ; the forge is silent, and the engine is still. The plain is covered with the swarming multitude : bands of stalwart men, broad-chested and muscular, wet with toil, and black as the children of the tropics ; troops of youth — alas ! of both sexes — though neither their raiment nor their language indicates the difference ; all are clad in male attire ; and oaths that men might shudder at issue from lips born to breathe words...
Página 35 - To destroy daughters,' he says, ' is to make war upon Heaven's harmony,' (in the equal numbers of the sexes ;) ' the more daughters you drown, the more daughters you will have ; and never was it known that the drowning of daughters led to the birth of sons.
Página 246 - About a fortnight after his mother had introduced him into the world, she returned to her factory, and put her infant out to nurse ; that is to say, paid threepence a week to an old woman, who takes charge of these new-born babes for the day, and gives them back at night to their mothers as they hurriedly return from the scene of their labour to the dungeon or the den, which is still by courtesy called
Página 24 - a generous action: in so free and kind a manner did they contribute to " my relief, that if I was dry, I drank the sweetest draught; and if hungry, " I ate the coarsest morsel with a double relish.
Página 192 - Pole, and, forth he dragged his mother to the scaffold. She, who was upwards of seventy years of age, though worn down in body by her imprisonment, maintained to the last a true sense of her character and noble descent. When bidden to lay her head upon the block : " No," answered she, "my head shall never bow to tyranny: it never " committed treason ; and, if you will have it,

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