In this office of charity
, Silas felt, for the first time since he had come to Raveloe, a sense of unity between his past and present life, which might have been the beginning of his rescue from the insect-like existence into which his nature had shrunk.
It is true,'' replied Wamba, ``that I, being but an ass, am, nevertheless, honoured to hear the bells as well as your reverence's mule; notwithstanding, I did conceive that the charity
of Mother Church and her servants might be said, with other charity
, to begin at home.
But you know none are so formal as bankers in transacting business; I intended this money for the charity
fund, and I seemed to be robbing them if I did not pay them with these precise bonds.
Clara was making a rosary of beads for a little figure of a Sister of Charity
, who was to attend the Bunker Hill fair and lend her aid in erecting the Monument.
No one offered to assist the sufferer, although many said it ought to be done; some spoke of sending for those who monopolized the official charity
of the city; many, having satisfied their curiosity, and finding that the moment for action was arriving, quietly withdrew from a trouble that would interfere with their comforts or their business--while a few felt an impulse to aid the man, but hesitated in being foremost in doing that which would be honourable to their feelings, but might not accord with their condition, or might seem as the ostentatious display of unusual benevolence.
My mother lives on public charity
, my sister begs for my mother; I have, somewhere or other, brothers who equally beg for themselves; and I, the eldest, will go and do as all the rest do -- I will go and ask charity
Concerning the means of procuring unity; men must beware, that in the procuring, or reuniting, of religious unity, they do not dissolve and deface the laws of charity
, and of human society.
It ain't good sense, it ain't good reason, it ain't good Christianity, it ain't common human charity
It is not mine own lot that doth trouble me in that case," said the Knight, "but my dear lady's; for should I lose my land she will have to betake herself to some kinsman and there abide in charity
, which, methinks, would break her proud heart.
She evidently felt frightened and ashamed to have accepted charity
in a house where such things could be said, and was at the same time sorry to have now to forgo the charity
of this house.
All appeals on behalf of charity
he steadily ignored.
This love and thought and care for those weaker, poorer, or worse than ourselves, which we call Christian charity
, is a very old fashion, my dear.