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I mean, that we are liable to be imposed upon, and to confer our choicest favours often on the undeserving, as you must own was your case in your bounty to that worthless fellow Partridge: for two or three such examples must greatly lessen the inward satisfaction which a good man would otherwise find in generosity; nay, may even make him timorous in bestowing, lest he should be guilty of supporting vice, and encouraging the wicked; a crime of a very black dye, and for which it will by no means be a sufficient excuse, that we have not actually intended such an encouragement; unless we have used the utmost caution in chusing the objects of our beneficence. A consideration which, I make no doubt, hath greatly checked the liberality of many a worthy and pious man."
It was visible in the calm and well-considered beneficence of his daily life, the quiet stream of which had made a wide green margin all along its course.
Its look of grand beneficence seemed to embrace the world.
that has brought a blind beneficence to the aid of an equally blind misery.
He received them in his poor room (he disliked an introduction in the mere yard, as informal--a thing that might happen to anybody), with a kind of bowed-down beneficence. They were welcome to the Marshalsea, he would tell them.
The Chief Secretary expressed satisfaction over the progress and advised to publicize the task systematically aimed at beneficence of the affected women.
Expressing grief, The Comedy Store's Facebook page posted, "Words can't express how much his comedic gift, friendship, and beneficence will be missed.
To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Hall, [1] which reflects on the occasional conflict between patient autonomy and beneficence. His opinion is a considered one and acceptable in contemporary medical practice; however, we would like to reinforce the concept that informed consent is not a snapshot but a process in which documentation of the advice given by the medical practitioner may not only promote beneficence but take into account issues related to medical litigation.
"When the patient's wellness and well-being are made to depend on doctors or dentists, every reasonable step should be taken in order to stave off any maleficence and administer only beneficence," Castelo said.
In this scenario there are two values in conflict; the patient's right to autonomy, to control her own body and information, and the husband's right to beneficence, his right to be protected from harm.
The proclamation further invites and requests all citizens in solemn cooperation with all prelates, priests, deacons, evangelists imams, elders and other members of the sacerdotal order, regardless of religious creed to gather together with one purpose in their respective places of worship across Liberia, especially in the city of Monrovia on Friday, July, 20th and Sunday July 22, 2018 to offer thanks and praises to God for His Blessings showered upon the nation and to beseech Him for His continuing goodness and beneficence towards Liberians and peoples around the world.