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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This Boot was a lone house of public entertainment, situated in the fields at the back of the Foundling Hospital; a very solitary spot at that period, and quite deserted after dark.
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.
There are fascinating glimpses along the way into the talismanic origin of pompoms, the fabric tokens left by mothers with babies at the London Foundling Hospital and the thousand stitch belts given to soldiers in Japan.
Based at the site of The Foundling Hospital, in London, Coram has helped vulnerable children since it gained the Royal Charter in 1739.
Based at the site of The Foundling Hospital in London, Coram has helped vulnerable children since it gained the Royal Charter in 1739.
BY 1800, THE LONDON FOUNDLING HOSPITAL HAD ACHIEVED A MEASURE of financial security.
The Foundling Hospital was established in 1739 by the Thomas Coram, a philanthropist.
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.
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).