The poor & the city
.…a poorly-clad woman, with a child in her arms, followed me for a little way, begging that I would buy some flowers she had… I saw that she looked very thin and miserable. She noticed that I hesitated and tears filled her eyes.
“I have not taken a penny to-day, miss,” she said.
Mackridy, O.C. Malvery (1907) The Soul Market, New York: McClure, Phillips & Company