Memoranda; Or, Chronicles of the Foundling Hospital: Including Memoirs of Captain Coram, &c. &c

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S. Low, 1847 - Foundlings - 231 pages
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Description of the Foundling Hospital in London and its activities, including testimonials to its founder, Capt. Thomas Coram.

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Page 78 - And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again. And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
Page 144 - And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said ; Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Page 83 - And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him : and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts ; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Page 11 - I painted with the most pleasure, and in which I particularly wished to excel, was that of Captain Coram for the Foundling Hospital ; and if I am so wretched an artist as my enemies assert, it is somewhat strange that this, which was one of the first I painted the size of life, should stand the test of twenty years...
Page 49 - Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.
Page 79 - I only have transferr'd it to her Eyes. Such are thy Pictures, Kneller. Such thy Skill, That Nature seems obedient to thy Will: Comes out, and meets thy Pencil in the draught: Lives there, and wants but words to speak her thought.
Page 122 - His last charitable design, which he lived to make some progress in, but not to complete, was a scheme for uniting the Indians .in North America more closely to the British interest, by an establishment for the education of Indian girls. Indeed, he spent a great part of his life in serving the public, and with so total a disregard to his private interest, that...
Page 69 - Officious with the cincture girds him round; And to his wrist the gloves of death are bound. Amid the circle now each champion stands, And poises high in air his iron hands; With clashing gauntlets now they fiercely close, Their crackling jaws re-echo to the blows, And painful sweat from all their members flows.
Page 74 - Painter — I hate painting, and poetry too ! neither the one nor the other ever did any good. Does the fellow mean to laugh at my Guards?' 'The picture, an please your majesty, must undoubtedly be considered as a burlesque.' ' What, a painter burlesque a soldier ! — he deserves to be picketed for his insolence. Take his trumpery out of my sight.
Page 116 - ... hospital for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children...

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