|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
This scheme amounted to very little. It did not increase the number of cast-off boots, and most of the people who `cast off' their boots generally gave them to someone or other. The only difference It can have made was that possibly a few persons who usually threw their boots away or sold them to second-hand dealers may have been induced to send them to Mr Bosher instead. But all the same nearly everybody said it was a splendid idea: its originator was applauded as a public
benefactor, and the pettifogging busybodies who amused themselves with what they were pleased to term `charitable work' went into imbecile ecstasies over him.