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Workhouses, under a prudent and good arrangement, will answer all the ends of charity to the poor, in regard to their souls and bodies; they may be made, properly speaking, nurseries for religion, virtue, and industry, by having daily prayers, and the Scriptures constantly read, and poor children Christianly instructed.”—Speech of William III. in Parliament, 1698.

RECOLLECTIONS OF

WORKHOUSE VISITING

AND

MANAGEMENT

DURING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS

BY

LOUISA TWINING

REPRINTED FROM THE OCTOBER NUMBER OF THE NEW

QUARTERLY MAGAZINE, WITH ADDITIONS

LONDON

C. KEGAN PAUL & CO., I, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1880

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