Perhaps you laugh too, dear reader; but you know humanity comes out in a variety of strange forms now-a-days, and there is no end to the odd things that humane
people will say and do.
For this reason a prince ought to take care that he never lets anything slip from his lips that is not replete with the above-named five qualities, that he may appear to him who sees and hears him altogether merciful, faithful, humane
, upright, and religious.
Second, I suggest that all men and women, and boys and girls, who have so acquainted themselves with the essentials of the fine art of animal-training, should become members of, and ally themselves with, the local and national organizations of humane
societies and societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
I am naturally a humane
man; your family have done me no injury; I will not be the cause of their losing money; I won't take your life, I'll have your character.
SEVENTY-FIVE Men presented themselves before the President of the Humane
Society and demanded the great gold medal for life-saving.
and is consistent with an acquired taste for human flesh.
The amiable old gentleman, it seemed, had intended to leave the whole to the Royal Humane
Society, and had indeed executed a will to that effect; but the Institution, having been unfortunate enough, a few months before, to save the life of a poor relation to whom he paid a weekly allowance of three shillings and sixpence, he had, in a fit of very natural exasperation, revoked the bequest in a codicil, and left it all to Mr Godfrey Nickleby; with a special mention of his indignation, not only against the society for saving the poor relation's life, but against the poor relation also, for allowing himself to be saved.
So, thanks to his care, his intelligence, his useful intervention in all difficulties, his prodigious and humane
sagacity, the average of accidents did not exceed that of transatlantic countries, noted for their excessive precautions-- France, for instance, among others, where they reckon about one accident for every two hundred thousand francs of work.
But already a change is taking place, owing, not to an increased humanity, but to an increased scarcity of game, for perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend of the animals hunted, not excepting the Humane
So brave, and yet so gentle; so witty, yet so inoffensive; so humane
, so civil, so genteel, so handsome
Yet he might not have been so perfectly humane
, so thoughtful in his generosity, so full of kindness and tenderness amidst his passion for adventurous exploit, had she not unfolded to him the real loveliness of beneficence and made the doing good the end and aim of his soaring ambition.
The extraordinary anxiety which he had expressed to remain unenlightened as to the Count's identity-- or, in other words, to be left uncertain enough about facts to justify him to his own conscience in remaining passive--betrayed plainly that the means of exercising the terrible justice of the Brotherhood were ready to his hand, although, as a naturally humane
man, he had shrunk from plainly saying as much in my presence.