yet men primarily considered that their own and their country’s interest was united, and did not act from a principle of benevolence.
Life is uncertain, as the preacher tells us; and what will the world say if kind, humane, and benevolent Ben.
The sight of their miserable situation inspir’d the benevolent heart of Mr. Whitefield with the idea of building an Orphan House there, in which they might be supported and educated.
…have given up the struggle, and concluded that "a speckled ax was best"; for something, that pretended to be reason, was every now and then suggesting to me that such extream nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a perfect character might be attended with the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
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They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.