He was, indeed, a man torn between two inclinations which almost amounted to passions,--charity and the love of learning,--and their action was so evenly balanced that it was a real pain to him either to deny himself the book he coveted, or to forfeit the pleasure of giving the money it would cost to the poor.
captain of the Cricket Eleven, and practically autocrat of my house--"Charity's" the house was called, in allusion to a prominent feature of my tutor's character.
On her conversion, she distributed to the poor the quarter part of her immense income,--charity being one of the forms which religion took in the early ages of Christianity.
Why now--but yesterday I overtook A blind old Greybeard and accosted him, I' th' name of all the Saints, and by the Mass He should have used me better!--Charity!
Kindly and charitable all through and ever eager to draw out the good in everybody and forgive the bad, Mr. Taynton had often occasion to deplore the hardness and uncharity of a world which remembers youthful errors and hangs them, like a mill-stone, round the neck of the offender, and it warmed his heart and kindled his smile to think of one case at any rate where a youthful misdemeanour was lived down and forgotten.
Miss Eunice's remaining spark of charity at once crackled and burst into a flame.
He was quite out of breath, and with a little panting, plaintive voice, he cried: --Charity, kind Monsieur le Cure; charity, if you please.
If so, my harp, thou friend to me, Thy chords I'll touch right merrily-- Then a fire-side picture of Christmas in the country:-- The doughty host has gather'd round Those most for wit and mirth renown'd, And soon each neighbouring Squire will be With all the world in charity-- Its cares and troubles all forgetting, Good-humour'd joke alone abetting.
The Doctor, whose book abounds with evidence of considerable research, thus speaks of the Sisters of Charity:-- "The inmate of an hospital is alone qualified to speak with justice of the blessings which such attendance affords.
quo' She,-- 'And would I hold him worth a bean That durst not seek, because unclean, My cleansing charity?-- Speak thou that wast the Magdalene, Quia amavisti!'"
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.(1 Corinthians 13:13) I prevented the dawning of the morning. (
The apostle preferred a request instead of imposing a command, on the ground of CHARITY.A He would give Philemon an opportunity of discharging his obligations under the impulse of love.
But these good folks have so little charity!--Are such severe censurers!
At this meeting, measures should be taken for forming the most complete and most accurate lists of all the Poor resident within the limits proposed to be given to the Establishment, with a detailed account of every circumstance, relative to their situation, and their wants.--Much time and trouble will be saved in making out these lists, by using printed forms or blanks similar to those made use of at Munich; and these printed forms will likewise contribute very essentially to preserve order and to facilitate business, in the management of a private as well as of a public charity;--as also to prevent the effects of misrepresentation and partiality on the part of those who must necessarily be employed in these details.
And wants not forethought.--To have taken her with me, was to be in the power of her intelligence, if a faithless creature.--Let me, however, though I part not with my caution, keep my charity!--Can there be any woman so vile to a woman?--O yes!--Mrs.
The "Municipal School for Girls" was founded by the municipality of Manila in 1864.... The institution was in charge of the Sisters of Charity.--Census of the Philippine Islands, Vol.
Beleeve mee nowe, I do not blame my frende To fishe in trobled streames for such a pearle, Or digge in black mowled for so ritch a myne; But to redeeme a chast and inocent sowle Forthe from the fierye jawes of lust and hell, Exprest a most comended charitye.
Yet to showe Our charityes to wretches thus extreame, Lett's see if wee can find the least descent And hasten to theire suckor.
Nor was he too busy to find time to superintend the studies of Paula in Greek and Hebrew, and read to her his most precious compositions; while she, on her part, controlled a convent, entertained travellers from all parts of the world, and diffused a boundless charity,--for it does not seem that she had parted with the means of benefiting both the poor and the rich.
Sometimes from out the folded paper the pale clerk takes a ring:--the finger it was meant for, perhaps, moulders in the grave; a bank-note sent in swiftest charity:--he whom it would relieve, nor eats nor hungers any more; pardon for those who died despairing; hope for those who died unhoping; good tidings for those who died stifled by unrelieved calamities.
If Love, red Love, with tears and joy,--if Want with his scourge,--if War with his cannonade,--if Christianity with its charity,--if Trade with its money,--if Art with its portfolios,--if Science with her telegraphs through the deeps of space and time, can set his dull nerves throbbing, and by loud taps on the tough chrysalis can break its walls and let the new creature emerge erect and free,--make way, and sing paean!
Thy private purse is drained by demands on thy charity;--or, perhaps, the waywardness of a female taste hath cost thee dear, of late?"
That God knows the law which keeps all heaven and earth in order, though you do not; and that that law is charity,--self-sacrificing love, which shines out from the cross of Christ.
Would to God that she would in these days claim and fulfil to the uttermost her vocation as the priestess of charity!--that woman's heart would help to deliver man from bondage to his own tyrannous and all-too-exclusive brain-- from our idolatry of mere dead laws and printed books--from our daily sin of looking at men, not as our struggling and suffering brothers, but as mere symbols of certain formulae), incarnations of sets of opinions, wheels in some iron liberty-grinding or Christianity- spinning machine, which we miscall society, or civilisation, or, worst misnomer of all, the Church!
The story lives because Dr. Primrose and his family show with such genuineness the abiding lovable traits of human nature,--kindliness, unselfishness, good humor, hope, charity,--the very spirit of the Sermon of the Mount.
But if instead of encouraging the laudable exertions of useful industry, and assisting and relieving the unfortunate and the infirm--(the only real objects of charity,)--the means designed for those purposes are so misapplied as to operate as rewards to idleness and immorality, the greater the sums are which are levied on the rich for the relief of the poor, the more numerous will that class become, and the greater will be their profligacy, their insolence, and their shameless and clamorous importunity.
The poor students in the Latin German schools;--the sisters of the religious order of charity;--the directors of the hospital of lepers;--and some other public establishments, had been so long in the habit of making collections, by going round among the inhabitants from house to house at stated periods, asking alms, that they had acquired a sort of right to levy those periodical contributions, of which it was not thought prudent to dispossess them without giving them an equivalent.
"Charity,--well, I suppose that is the same as love,--at least it is so in the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians.
These thoughts were in his mind to-day as he went along the lonely country lane leading to the Grange; thoughts which seemed inspired by the tranquil landscape and peaceful autumn day; thoughts which were full of the purest love and charity,--yes, even for his unknown rival, even if that rival should prove to be the one man in all this world from whom a deep wrong would seem most bitter.