The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish authorities.
This done, he led the way into the apartment; which was destitute of all movables save a broken arm-chair, and an old couch or sofa without covering, which stood behind the door.
They must have powerful motives for a secret residence, or be reduced to a destitute condition indeed, who seek a refuge in Jacob’s Island.
Their appearance was not calculated to attract the importunate regards of such of London’s destitute population, as chanced to take their way over the bridge that night in search of some cold arch or doorless hovel wherein to lay their heads; they stood there in silence: neither speaking nor spoken to, by any one who passed.
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The article is entitled Destitute and Desperate in the Land of Plenty.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.