Autobiographical Sketches and Personal Recollections

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American Human Education Society, 1892 - Animal welfare - 155 pages
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Page 29 - For lo ! the days are hastening on, By prophet bards foretold, When, with the ever-circling years, Comes round the age of gold ; When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendors fling, And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing.
Page 24 - ... justice of the supreme court of Illinois, in an address to the bar of Chicago as far back as November, 1870, " that cannot be denied, that as a people we are undergoing rapid deterioration. Our social, political, and commercial morals are sinking, and day by day we seem to be drifting further and further from our ancient anchorage toward an unknown coast, whose atmosphere is laden •with poison and death." These are not my words, but the words of the chief justice of the supreme court of Illinois....
Page 19 - IN the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime.
Page 10 - Animals," with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws which now are or hereafter may be in force relating to such corporations...
Page 24 - ... was about double what it was in 1871. The report of our Massachusetts prison commissioners for 1880 shows a large increase of crime as compared with 1879. The secretary of that board tells me that a similar increase of crime in 1880 is shown by statistics in other States. In the year ending September 30, 1882, there were 5,803 more committals to Massachusetts prisons than in the preceding year. The destruction of property by fire in the United States grew from an annual loss in 1868 of about...
Page 34 - I pray you to cause the bodies of our Massachusetts soldiers dead in Baltimore to be immediately laid out, preserved in ice and tenderly sent forward by express to me. All expenses will be paid by this Commonwealth.
Page 114 - ANGELL PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN HUMANE EDUCATION SOCIETY THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, AND THE PARENT AMERICAN BAND OF MERCY...
Page 98 - ... the birds of the air, and the beasts of the field; and not unfrequently making a foray into the Squire's domains, to the great indignation of the gamekeepers.
Page 49 - ... shall be punished by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.
Page 32 - Why do you spend so much of your time and money in talking about kindness to animals, when there is so much cruelty to men?' And I answer, ' / am working at the roots' Every humane publication, every lecture, every step, in doing or teaching kindness to them, is a step to prevent crime...

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