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PELIOT HE WE CANTONACO
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DEAR SIR, We seldom see a person, in the course of a prosperous business, stop short, and say, I have enough. We see him more seldom consider his prosperity as a trust conferred by Providence for the good of others; and still more seldom engaging in that line of benevolent action, which is among the most laborious, and the least grateful. Charity is often disposed to open its purse:
but rarely to take pains; though a man's time is frequently more useful than his money.
We revere the memory of the late Mr. Howard, who sought out misery in jails. But misery is not confined to jails. We bless the benevolent heart, which seeks it in the dwellings of the poor the loathsome cottages of filth and beggary. It was one of the marks of the Christian religion to preach the gospel to the poor : and it is surely another to be attentive to their temporal wants. Indigence is generally thriftless. Half the miseries of the lower A 2