Faith And Social Service; Eight Lectures Delivered Before The Lowell Institute

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byGeorge Hodges

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... POVERTY. It is as hard to define poverty as it is to determine the joint at which the few become the many. Most people are rich in comparison with some of their neighbors and poor in comparison with others. In general, however, it may be said with truth that he who works long hours at hard tasks for small pay is poor. And if the element of hope be taken out, so that the man no longer looks upon the day as possibly the threshold of a better morrow, and has no chance, then is he poor indeed; for the real measure of poverty is not bread, but opportunity. That there is a problem of poverty is at last evident to most people. It is still at such a distance from the lives of seme that it is hard for them to realize it; there are no poor in their street. But it is plain to an increasing number that long hours and hard work and small pay are conditions that do not go with good citizenship and are not in the direction of religion; they do not tend to make men. The poor man's long hours and hard work make it next to impossible for him to have much in his life besides his constant labor. It is true that the rich man often works twelve hours a day, but his task is full of life and variety and interest and calls out the best that is in him, and he does it not because he must, but because that is the thing which he prefers to do. That makes a mighty difference. The driver and the horse work the same hours, but the driver looks out over the pleasant country, and gets the fresh breeze in his face, and is intent upon his errand. The poor man's labor is commonly monotonous, often mere drudgery, rarely appeals to his personal interest, and is done for the most part in order to earn his dinner. He gives his day to a master. The time that he has for himself, for the honest joy o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... POVERTY. It is as hard to define poverty as it is to determine the joint at which the few become the many. Most people are rich ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217718051

ISBN - 13:9780217718059

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