A New and Appropriate System of Education for the Labouring People: Elucidated and Explained, According to the Plan which Has Been Established for the Religious and Moral Instruction of Male and Female Children, Admitted Into the Free School, No. 19, Orchard Street, in the City of Westminster; Containing an Exposition of the Nature and Importance of the Design, as it Respects the General Interest of the Community: with Details, Explanatory of the Particular Economy of the Institution, and the Methods Prescribed for the Purpose of Securing and Preserving a Greater Degree of Moral Rectitude, as a Means of Preventing Criminal Offences by Habits of Temperance, Industry, Subordination, and Loyalty, Among that Useful Class of the Community, Comprising the Labouring People of England. To which are Added, Concluding Observations, on the Importance of Extending the System Generally, Under the Aid and Sanction of the Legislature

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Savage and Easingwood, 1806 - 93 pages

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Page 13 - ... beyond the lowest rate ever paid for instruction. Utopian schemes for an extensive diffusion of knowledge would be injurious and absurd. A right bias to their minds, and a sufficient education to enable them to preserve, and to estimate properly, the religious and moral instruction they receive, is all that is, or ought ever to be, in contemplation. To go beyond this point would be to confound the ranks of society upon which the general happiness of the lower orders, no less than those that are...
Page 88 - Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not : for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Page 88 - LORD, who shall dwell in Thy tabernacle : or who shall rest upon Thy holy hill ? Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life : and doeth the thing that is right, and speaketh the truth from his heart.
Page 93 - ... hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Page 12 - It is not, however, proposed by this institution, that the children of the poor should be educated in a manner to elevate their minds above the rank they are destined to fill in society, or that an expense should be incurred beyond the lowest rate ever paid for instruction. Utopian schemes for an extensive diffusion of knowledge would be injurious and absurd.
Page 89 - He that setteth not by himself ; but is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh much of them that fear the Lord : 5 He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not, though it were to his own hindrance : 6 He that hath not given his money upon usury, nor taken reward against the innocent.
Page 17 - ... motion to every member of it. He inspects the classes, one by one, and is occupied wherever there is most occasion for his services, and where they will best tell. He is to encourage the diffident, the timid, and the backward; to check and repress the forward and presumptuous: to bestow just and ample commendation upon the diligent, attentive, and orderly, however dull their capacity, or slow their progress; to stimulate the ambitious, rouse the indolent, and make the idle bestir themselves:...
Page 91 - Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands : and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet...
Page 12 - The prosperity of every state depends on the good habits, and the religious and moral instruction of the labouring people.

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