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1809 Excerpt: ... our skle, so is bur duty to diminish the
difference, of paramount obligation." I then repeated my request,
that JL might be allowed to take a practical lesson in the next
periodical visit to the cottagers.. Mrs. Stanley replied, "As to my
girls, the elder ones, I trust, are such veterans in their trade,
that your approbation can do them Ho harm, nor do.they stand in
need of it as an incentive. But should the little ones find that
their charity procures them praise, they might perhaps be
charitable for the sake of praise, their benevolence might be set
at work by their vanity, and they might be kd to do that from the
love of applause, which can only please Ood, when the principle is
pure. The iniquity of our holy things, my good friend, requires
much Christian vigilance. Next to not giving at all, the greatest
fault is to give from ostentation. The contest is only between two
sins. The motive robs the act of the very name of virtue, while the
good work that is paid in praise, is stripped of the hope of higher
retribution." On my assuring Mrs. Stanley, that I thought such an
introduction to their systematic schemes of charity might inform my
own mind and improve my habits, she consented, ' and I have since
been a frequent witness of their admirable method; and have been
studying plans, which involve the good both of body and soul. Oh if
I am ever blest with a coadjutress, a directress let me rather say,
formed under such auspices, with what delight shall I transplant
the principles and practices of Stanley Grove to the Priory Nor
indeed would I ever marry but with the animating hope that not only
myself, but alt around me, would be the better and the happier for
the presiding genius I shall place three. Sir John Belfiekl had
joined us while we were on this ...
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