As far as possible there should be a division of labour between the poor-law and charity.
The evil of a poor-law can be no longer averted from Scotland.
The general history of the poor-law is sufficiently familiar.
He proposes, therefore, that the poor-law should be abolished.
In 1894 the law was further modified so that it contemplated the possibility of a larger circle of poor-law guardians.
The poor-law they certainly hate, but from no pity for paupers.
Under this head also comes women's work as poor-law guardians.
Our present poor-law came into being less than 100 years ago.
The maximum of cruelty with the minimum of charity appears to be the principle on which our poor-law system is based.
Perhaps he was able to take up the poor-law Board, or to attack the Excise.