Guardians of the poor

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Guardians of the poor the members of a board appointed or elected to care for the relief of the poor within a township, or district.
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Usage

In literature:

Here you see but a poor hermit named Sebastian, who is the guardian of this shrine.
"The Strolling Saint" by Raphael Sabatini
Mr Dauber, of Dauber and Botchit, had already been elected a Guardian of the Poor.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
He became a guardian of the poor and quarrelled with all the Board.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
GOD THE GUARDIAN OF THE POOR.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
They stood in the place of corporations and Poor Law Guardians.
"Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine" by William Carew Hazlitt
Poor Chester Hunt, I don't envy him the job of guardian.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
But, my poor child, I stand in the place of father and guardian to you now.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
She looks upon a guardian or an overseer as an oppressor of the poor.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
Since 1889 women are eligible as Guardians of the Poor.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
You were the guardian of poor dear Penthony, and his oldest friend in the world.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

Thou guardian of the weak, thou poor man's friend!
Hear from thy glorious throne, Almighty God!
That dost thine aid to fearful trav'lers lend,
The suit of one that journeys on the road!
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
THYRSIS
"A bowl of milk, Priapus, and these cakes,
Yearly, it is enough for thee to claim;
Thou art the guardian of a poor man's plot.
Wrought for a while in marble, if the flock
At lambing time be filled,stand there in gold."
"Eclogue 7: Meliboeus Corydon Thrysis" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Thyrsis.
"A bowl of milk, Priapus, and these cakes,
Yearly, it is enough for thee to claim;
Thou art the guardian of a poor man's plot.
Wrought for a while in marble, if the flock
At lambing time be filled,stand there in gold."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil

In news:

DreamWorks Animation shares fall after 'Rise of the Guardians' poor debut.
DreamWorks Animation shares fall after ' Rise of the Guardians' poor debut.
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