Improvements in Education, as it Respects the Industrious Classes of the Community: Containing Among Other Important Particulars, an Account of the Institution for the Education of One Thousand Poor Children, Borough Road, Southwark; and of the New System of Education on which it is Conducted

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Collins and Perkins, 1807 - Labor - 168 pages
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Page xxvii - York for the education of such poor children as do not belong to, or are not provided for by, any religious society...
Page 130 - BLESSED is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Page 140 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village- Hampden, that, with dauntless breast, The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Page ix - ... and by that name they and their successors for ever hereafter shall and may have succession, and by that name shall and may be persons in law, capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
Page xxviii - An act to lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns, so far as it relates to the city of New York, and for other purposes,
Page ix - York," and that by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being Impleaded, answering and being answered...
Page 36 - The whole school is arranged in classes; a monitor is appointed to each, who is responsible for the cleanliness, order and improvement of every boy in it. He is assisted by boys, either from his own or another class, to perform part of his duties for him, when the number is more than he is equal to manage himself. The proportion of boys who teach, either in reading, writing, or arithmetic, is one to ten. In so large a school, there are duties to be performed which simply relate to order, and have...
Page 87 - Few punishments are so effectual as confinement after school 'hours. It is, however, attended with one unpleasant circumstance. In order to confine the bad boys in the schooi-room, after school-hours, it is often needful the master, or some proper substitute for him, should confine ' himself in school, to keep them in order. This inconvenience may be avoided, by tying them to the desks, in such a manner that they cannot untie themselves.
Page xv - The President, or, in his absence, the Vice President, or, in the absence of both, any member of the Council, shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Council.
Page 87 - ... the pupils, who frequently smile at the birds in the cage. This punishment is one of the most terrible that can be inflicted on boys of sense and abilities. Above all, it is dreaded by the monitors: the name of it is sufficient, and therefore it is but seldom resorted to on their account. Frequent or old offenders are yoked together sometimes, by a piece of wood that fastens round all their necks: and, thus confined, they parade the school, walking backwards — being obliged to pay very great...

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