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Page 235 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded by false glosses of saintseeming deceivers, that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors...
Page 153 - Ireland, 508. of the Irish Society for promoting the education of the native Irish, through the medium of their own language, 508 account of . Roman Catholic Institutions for the instruction of the Irish, 508.
Page 273 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Page 235 - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.
Page 271 - ... made under the authority of the Corporation, or of the several acts of Congress, hereinafter declared to be revived and in force, within the said Corporation, to be existing at the time hereinafter limited for the collection of the said tax ; and at the rate of...
Page 299 - An orphan or deserted child, educated from infancy to the age of 12 or 14, in a workhouse, if taught reading, writing, and arithmetic only, is generally unfitted for earning his livelihood by labour.
Page 250 - was instituted in 1821, with the design of furnishing the young men of this city, who are not intended for a collegiate course of study, and who have enjoyed the usual advantages of the other public schools, with the means of completing a good English education, to fit them for active life, or qualify them for eminence in private or public stations.
Page 33 - And not many weeks or months will elapse before all will be readers. ' In order to learn to read, it is by no means indispensable that the long, tedious method of the schools for children should be adopted. The process may be rendered extremely simple and easy. It is not necessary to commence even with the alphabet, or to go through a course of spelling in Dilworth or Webster. ' Adults have been recently taught to read, in penitentiaries and elsewhere, in a very short period even within one or...
Page 237 - But this requires so much mathematicks, that even those, who acknowledge the justness of the principle, commonly content themselves to do less justice, and spare their heads the trouble of calculation. These appropriations are expended, a part in the summer months for the advantage of the younger children, and a part in the winter months for the accommodation of those, who are more advanced in age, and whose labour cannot be spared by their poor and industrious parents.
Page 293 - In the labourer's own household (the more appropriate scene of female exertion and care) the girls learn to scour the floors, to wash the linen, to sew and knit, and to clean the few utensils which their father may possess; to assist their mother in baking or in cooking their frugal meal, or in nursing a younger child. The girls thus acquire a knowledge of domestic duties, and become fitted (too frequently it is to be feared not so fully as could be wished) to perform the domestic duties, and to...

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