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- _^ All not conviction teaching do it ; nothing and was activi once " but ty oral ; the thinking , living and * the 1 will will best , not the teachin do living it , g even 1 voice is oral writing , will still do . will it If .
we want to redeem from death the little children that die daily we must really work to do it ; work as St . Vincent de Paul , and John
Wesley , and Elizabeth Fry , and Hannah Moore worked . Once fairly inaugurated , these moral reforms spread with a power which
transcends the timid hopes of those who begin them ; for the blessing of God is upon them , and those who fightwith Him for their helper
, , will assuredly prevail .
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Life In Turin. 119
LIFE IN TURIN . 119
Xyii.—Life In Turin.
XYII . —LIFE IN _TURIN .
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_~— - — i _««* — . Ab . tistica : li / y considered , Turin is the least interesting of all the
Italian capitals . It boasts of no Roman antiquities , of but few mediaeval monuments , and its museums and picture
gallerieshow-, ever creditable to the liberality of the sovereigns by whom they were founded or enlarged , can bear no comparison to the Vatican
or the Ufnzj . Though its position is singularly grand , with the Alps for a background , and the Po , the father of Italian rivers ,
circling round its base , —an absence of variety in the landscape , of the picturesque in the population and accessories , in whatever
regards costume , coloring , and form , serves to complete its dissimilarity to Italy in all that has hitherto constituted Ital ' s sources of
attraction . y But for those who love to mark a nation ' s struggles , progress , and
development , this city has interest of another kind ; and its contrast of life and energy to the decay for many years familiar to me during
a residence in the Papal states , never struck me more forcibly than last summer , when , with a view to your edification and
entertainment , reader , and to gather fresh impressions and revive former ones , I paid a visit to Turin . Its outward characteristics are soon
delineated . Broad , level , well-paved streets , intersecting each other at right angles , terminating towards the north and west by a noble
panorama of the snow-capped Alps , on the east by the verdant Collina , a range of undulating- hills studded with country seats ,
regularl while southwards y built squares stretch handsom the fertile ethriving plains 1 shops of Piedmont private carriages ; large ,
gay omnibuses and debonair , and citadines ; and , a busy dashing , plain , about , but in honest every lookin ; direction g population ; soldiers . , ,
According to the last census of 1858 , Turin contains one hundred and eighty thousand inhabitants ; an increase of forty thousand since
1848 . This one fact serves to give some idea of the country ' s rapid
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1859, page 119, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101859/page/47/