by Sophie Swett

is  from the following book

The
St. Nicholas
Anthology

Edited By
Henry Steele Commager
with an introduction by
May Lamberton Becker

Greenwich House
Distributed by Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York

Originally published: New York: Random House, 1948-1950

ISBN: 0-517-420821

We have retained all the original spellings and punctuation to keep it authentic
--so you can get the true Victorian flow of the language.

We hope you find this turn-of-the (last!) century story enjoyable.

It is  our sincere hope that you may share it with some children in your life --
in order that this latest generation may also learn the history of the poorhouse
and, in discussion with you, may  find growing within their minds and hearts
 the respect and compassion for others
which can lead us to

PEACE ON EARTH
GOODWILL AMONG ALL PEOPLE

 

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