Social Wreckage; A Review Of The Laws Of England As They Affect The Poor by Francis Peek

Social Wreckage; A Review Of The Laws Of England As They Affect The Poor

byFrancis Peek

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... VI. ON THE-UNCHARITABLENESS OF INADEQUATE RELIEF. AS a sequel to what has been said in relation to the ill effects of the present administration of the Poor-Law, it may not be inadmissible to add some remarks on the necessity for careful discrimination in the bestowal of all relief of the poor, whether such relief be given by the Poor-Law authorities, by benevolent societies, or by private persons. If any relief is to be beneficial, not only must it be bestowed after thorough examination, but when given, it must be adequate: in fact, the bestowal of inadequate relief is no charity. And here we open that important question--How is it possible to relieve want and destitution without causing moral harm to the recipients themselves, injury to the community, and, in the end, ever-increasing destitution and suffering? In considering this important subject it will be necessary to enter somewhat into the question of unnecessary or disserviceable as well as of excessive and indiscriminate relief, not only as regards that relief which is given by the law, but also that which flows from the benevolence of individuals. It is impossible to separate these two, as they are so closely connected together, and both have the same end, professedly that of charity. Those who have made a study of words, know how sadly many have become degraded from their original signification, and, moreover, are aware that this degradation is often fraught with serious moral effect. Such a change has taken place in the case of the word "Charity"--once the embodiment of all that was beautiful--which contained a meaning that St. Paul himself failed, in one of his most eloquent passages, adequately to express: a meaning, indeed, which can only be fully fathomed by the study of the life and chara...

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Title:Social Wreckage; A Review Of The Laws Of England As They Affect The PoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553818

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