Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke

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Author: Edmund Burke

Howard, the Philanthropist.

I cannot name this gentleman without remarking that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe,—not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts:—but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original; and is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery; a circumnavigation of charity. Already the benefit of his labour is felt more or less in every country; I hope he will anticipate his final reward by seeing all its effects fully realized in his own. He will receive, not by detail, but in gross, the reward of those who visit the prisoner; and he has so forestalled and monopolized this branch of charity, that there will be, I trust, little room to merit by such acts of benevolence hereafter.

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Chicago: Edmund Burke, "Howard, the Philanthropist.," Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke in Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QC5QCMRUWKEFYJK.

MLA: Burke, Edmund. "Howard, the Philanthropist." Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke, in Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QC5QCMRUWKEFYJK.

Harvard: Burke, E, 'Howard, the Philanthropist.' in Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke. cited in , Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QC5QCMRUWKEFYJK.