Poor Children in the City Receive Sustenance, the American Printing
Sarah Maria Fry (fl. ca. 1850).
The Little Watercress Sellers.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [1850–1859]. (BRB0584)
This moral story concerns two poor city children who have never attended church and who sell watercress to avoid starvation. A generous and kind lady takes them in and provides them with both physical and spiritual sustenance and a Christian education. The verso of the title page notes that the story “is reprinted, with large omissions and changes of phraseology, from the London Religious Tract Society’s press.”