Report to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from the Poor Law Commissioners, on the Training of Pauper Children: With Appendices

W. Clowes and sons, 1841 - 421 sider

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Side 257 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Side 322 - A good schoolmaster ought to be a man who knows much more than he is called upon to teach, that he may teach with intelligence and with taste; who is to live in...
Side 230 - ... was insured by systematic lessons from books. A course of reading in English literature, by which the taste may be refined by an acquaintance with the best models of style, and with those authors whose works have exercised the most beneficial influence on the mind of this nation, has necessarily been postponed to another part of the course. It, however, forms one of the most important elements in the conception of the objects to be attained in a training school, that the teacher should be inspired...
Side 9 - How do the children whom you employ obtain education ? — The manufacturers are always anxious that the children should absent themselves from the manufactory during two or three months of the year to attend the schools. The manufacturers very frequently suggest to the parents the necessity of the children being taken to school. The sending the child to school is generally an inconvenience to the manufacturer.
Side 33 - ... afford the largest amount of security to the property and order of the community. Not only has the training of the children of labourers hitherto been defective, both in the methods of instruction pursued, and because it has been confined within the most meagre limits, but because it has failed to inculcate the great practical lesson for those whose sole dependence for their living is on the labour of their hands by early habituating them to patient and skilful industry.
Side 323 - ... not given to change his condition, but satisfied with his situation, because it gives him the power of doing good; and who has made up his mind to live and to die in the service of primary instruction, which to him is the service of God and his fellowcreatures. To rear masters approaching to such a model is a difficult task; and yet we must succeed in it, or else we have done nothing for elementary instruction.
Side 210 - Prudence might dictate that he should not marry, and then his domestic comfort would depend on himself. No servants, therefore, were provided, with the exception of a matron, who acted as cook. The whole household-work was committed to the charge of the boys and young men ; and for this purpose the duties of each were appointed every fortnight, in order that they might be equally shared by all.
Side 208 - We hoped to inspire them with a large sympathy for their own class. To implant in\ their minds the thought that their chief honour would be, to aid in rescuing that class from the misery of ignorance! and its attendant vices. To wean them from the influence of that personal competition in a commercial society which leads to sordid aims. To place before them the unsatisfied want of the uneasy and distressed multitude, and to breathe into them the charity which seeks to heal' its mental and moral diseases.
Side 306 - Is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean...

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