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That verdures all—that draws the hidden soul Of fragrance from the leaf , the fruit , the flower ; That walces , and warms , and bids the mind unroll Its truest treasure , and its purest power , Bathing the sources of all soul and sense With holy Jove and bland benevolence . Tell mothers , if their fondled first-born thus
Be moulded , nurtur , half their task is done ; Example and communion are to us More , than to flowers are the dew and sun . Here I have twin'd a wreath for thy dear brow , Each flower reflects its hue upon the other , The red rose kindles the pale lily
now—Thus sister sister , and thus brother brother . Impress these precepts on each parent ' s brain , And thou'lt not dream , nor I have liv'd , in vain . M . L . G .
One of the most decisive indications of an improved state of public feeling is the increased attention which is now paid to the condition and happiness of the poor—of that mass of human beings who constitute the vast substratum on which the fabric of society
restSj and who ultimately furnish all the wealth which is distributed through it . The consequence has been , a more accurate acquaintance with the wants and capabilities of the humbler classes , and a juster conception of the legitimate objects of charity . Poverty —or the want of adequate means to satisfy those desires which from habit or education have grown into necessities—is a
condition not limited to the lowest grade of the community ; it is the accident , in a greater or less degree , of every grade , from the highest to the lowest ; but it adheres chiefly ,, and in its severest
form , to that class which is doomed to manual toil , and which , as it can rarely command more than what may be regarded , in the actual state of civilization , as absolute necessities , has no superfluities to relinquish when its ordinary sources of subsistence fail , but must drop at once into a state of complete destitution . It is of course to this lowest and most extended form of poverty , that our present observations are designed to apply .
Poverty , however , is not the necessary condition of any class , though the lowest is most liable to it , as well from the cause just mentioned , as ^ from its too general deficiency in those habits and views , which result from good moral training , and its want of extended sympathy and connexion with those members of the com-* * TheVisitor of the Poor , ' &c . translated from the French of the Baron De Qerando , with an Introduction by the Rev . J . Tuckerman , D . D . of Boston , U . S . London : published by Simpkin and Marshall , 1833 .
726 On the Relation of the Wealthy and
ON THE RELATION OF THE WEALTHY AND EDUCATED CLASSES TO THE POOR . *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1833, page 726, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2624/page/66/