"To say truth, I positively knew nothing of the sufferings of the unfortunate among my fellowmen, although I had amply the power to relieve them. In fact, I was quite ignorant of human life, and its deprivations; how then could I sympathise with misery, which I hardly could conceive; or how should I be expected to relieve suffering of which I was too rich to have the most distant apprehension, and too thoughtless and wanton in gratification of my own wishes, to understand either the nature or intensity? In fact, I knew nothing of the world until I myself experienced the misfortune and calamity, and learned to know the depths of social sympathy, and the solemn seriousness of even physical evil".
- ISBN-13: 9781598381801
- Page Count: 370
- Book Height: 8 x Width: 0.875 x Length: 5 inches
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