It’s humane too, gen’l’men, acause, even if they’ve stuck in the chimbley, roasting their feet makes ’cause struggle to hextricate theirselves.’
’A nice person to prefer a charge against a poor boy!’ said Fang, with a comical effort to look humane.
’You’re a nice one,’ added Sikes, as he surveyed her with a contemptuous air, ’to take up the humane and gen—teel side!
They made a great many other wise and humane regulations, having reference to the ladies, which it is not necessary to repeat; kindly undertook to divorce poor married people, in consequence of the great expense of a suit in Doctors’ Commons; and, instead of compelling a man to support his family, as they had theretofore done, took his family away from him, and made him a bachelor!
Upon this, the parish authorities magnanimously and humanely resolved, that Oliver should be ’farmed,’ or, in other words, that he should be dispatched to a branch-workhouse some three miles off, where twenty or thirty other juvenile offenders against the poor-laws, rolled about the floor all day, without the inconvenience of too much food or too much clothing, under the parental superintendence of an elderly female, who received the culprits at and for the consideration of…
Oliver looked very worn and shadowy from sickness, and made an ineffectual attempt to stand up, out of respect to his benefactor, which terminated in his sinking back into the chair again; and the fact is, if the truth must be told, that Mr. Brownlow’s heart, being large enough for any six ordinary old gentlemen of humane disposition, forced a supply of tears into his eyes, by some hydraulic process which we are not sufficiently philosophical to be in a condition to explain.
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The Humane Society is working to eliminate cruelty to animals.
The chickens are not treated humanely. Their living conditions are inhumane.