foundling hospital


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Noun1.Foundling hospital - a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared forfoundling hospital - a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment
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So one day, five or six years ago now, when we took Pet to church at the Foundling--you have heard of the Foundling Hospital in London?
My brother went to church at the Foundling Hospital in the morning, still in ignorance of what had happened on the previous night.
Perhaps," continued Villefort, "he had put it in the foundling hospital.
Du Bousquier was depicted as a species of celibate Pere Gigogne, a monster, who for the last fifteen years had kept the Foundling Hospital supplied.
Kate spoke of her joy during a visit to the Foundling Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the UK's first children's charity and public art gallery, the Foundling Hospital, in central London.
The Foundling Hospital was established in 1739 by the Thomas Coram, a philanthropist.
Hobbes calling it "celerity of imagining" made it sound like a condition to which one ought to aspire, but the New Foundling Hospital for Wit dubbed it "profaneness, indecency, immorality, scurrility, mimickry, buffoonery; abuse of all good men, and especially of the clergy" (15).
The Foundling Hospital has a collection of tokens--objects left by mothers with their relinquished babies, so they could identify their child if they ever came back to reclaim them (Fig.
Abandoned as an infant on the steps of the New York Foundling Hospital in 1919, Copley was adopted by a politician and newspaper magnate and reared in luxury.
Telling the story of the eponymous heroine, it traces the life of the feisty Hetty Feather from her arrival at a foundling hospital in Victorian London through to her rebellious youth.
The Fallen Woman, a recent mixed media exhibition at the museum (25 September 2015--3 January 2016), accompanied by an interesting catalogue, reveals a wealth of research now being pursued by scholars into the individual stories and social history of the women and children connected to the Foundling Hospital.
i wonder why the abandoned Victorian baby, who grows up and has associated adventures in a Foundling hospital, a foster home and the circus, stands out to the former Children's Laureate as her pet.