The 'Memoirs of an Alcoholic,'" I sneered--or, rather, John Barleycorn sneered; for he sat with me there at table in my pleasant, philanthropic
jingle, and it is a trick of John Barleycorn to turn the smile to a sneer without an instant's warning.
Yet these changes have now been effected by the philanthropic
spirit of the British nation.
I confess that I have hitherto indulged very little in philanthropic
It might have been con- nected with the philanthropic
desire of giving the crim- inals something to do.
The poor mind does not seem to itself to be any thing unless it have an outside badge,--some Gentoo diet, or Quaker coat, or Calvinistic prayer-meeting, or philanthropic
society, or a great donation, or a high office, or, any how, some wild contrasting action to testify that it is somewhat.
I don't think much of you yet--I wish I could--though you do go talking and lecturing up and down the country to crowded audiences, and are busy with all sorts of philanthropic
intellectualism, and circulating libraries and museums, and Heaven only knows what besides, and try to make us think, through newspaper reports, that you are, even as we, of the working classes.
We say: "I desire to be kind to my friends, honourable in business, philanthropic
towards the poor, public-spirited in politics.
The Society of the Little Sisters" (this was a religiously-patriotic, philanthropic
institution) "was going splendidly, but with these gentlemen it's impossible to do anything," added Countess Lidia Ivanovna in a tone of ironical submission to destiny.
Crisparkle during the last re-matching of the china ornaments (in other words during her last annual visit to her sister), after a public occasion of a philanthropic
nature, when certain devoted orphans of tender years had been glutted with plum buns, and plump bumptiousness.
Trees whispered in the green garden aforesaid, and the cool, smooth lawns looked so inviting that I wondered whether some philanthropic
resident could not be induced to lend us the key.
And, besides, my customers killed two birds with one stone; for they were pleased with themselves for philanthropic
If I had had breath enough, I should certainly have protested against this indecent way of speaking of an eminent philanthropic
She, to give her individuality fair play, took up all manner of philanthropic
work and became a member of various rescuing and reforming societies patronized or presided over by ladies of title.
Besides, my aged associate," he reproachfully added, "the interest, that a man has in his own existence, is by no means trifling, however it may be eclipsed by his devotion to more general and philanthropic
So decidedly are amiability and mildness their characteristics, that I confess I look upon that youth who distinguished himself by the slaughter of these inoffensive persons, as a false-hearted brigand, who, pretending to philanthropic
motives, was secretly influenced only by the wealth stored up within their castles, and the hope of plunder.