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For the stranger, the fatherless, the widow

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This full-page illustration is enclosed in a green and gold border with gold stalks of wheat around an engraving of a woman in old-fashioned clothing harvesting wheat. Underneath the engraving in black and gold is the biblical text that helped to inspire gleaning rights:

When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the Lord they God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands. (Deut. xxiv. 19.)

(p. 116)

The page oppsoite has a poem, The Reapers, from Thomson’s Seasons.

The engraving is signed B. Foster (or, B Fostery), and given the date and the publication is likely to be Myles Birket Foster.


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