The report of the Hibernian Sunday school society for 1810 (-1837).

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Page 67 - Many murders have been discovered among them; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who if they give not bread, or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in one day, are sure to be insulted by them) but they rob many poor people who live in houses distant from any neighbourhood. In years of plenty many thousands of them meet together in the mountains, where they feast and riot for many days; and at country weddings, markets, burials, and other the like...
Page 43 - Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
Page 2 - SOCIETY, the sum of pounds, of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, current in Great Britain, to be paid within months next after my decease, out of such part only of my personal estate as shall not consist of chattels real, upon trust to be applied towards the carrying on the purposes of the said Society : and I do hereby direct and declare, that the Receipt of the Treasurer for the time being of the said Society, for the said Legacy, shall be a sufficient discharge to...
Page 66 - She was very much struck •with this, and began to think of the circumstance of her being taught in this manner by her child, and began herself to attend a place of worship, and some time after, her husband also. She added, that they considered their children their greatest blessings ; that all the girls had gone to service, and had behaved well, and obtained...
Page 67 - And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the land, or even those of God and nature ; fathers incestuously accompanying with their own daughters, the son with the mother, and the brother with the sister.
Page 34 - His word shall not return unto Him void, but shall accomplish that which He pleases and shall prosper in the thing whereto He hath sent it...
Page 65 - ... children attend Sunday schools: indeed, so much have we been struck with this, that in almost every case, we could tell, by the appearance of the children, and their behaviour, and the appearance of the habitations frequently, whether the children were in the habit of receiving any instruction or not. I have been connected...
Page 2 - Devises of land, or of money charged on land, or secured on mortgage of lands or tenements, or to be laid out in lands or tenements, are void ; but money or stock may be given by Will, if not directed to be laid out in land.
Page 14 - ... the pillar of society, the safeguard of nations, the parent of social order, which alone has power to curb the fury of the passions, and secure to every one his rights, — to the laborious the reward of their industry, to the rich the enjoyment of their wealth, to nobles the preservation of their honours, and to princes the stability of their thrones.
Page 67 - In a school established at Hoxton, a few years ago, where there were a great number of very depraved poor, the moral improvement in the neighbourhood is visible to all the inhabitants ; and there are many instances which can he pointed out of the most complete reformation, in the morals and conduct of the parents, from the circumstance of the children having been introduced into the schools.

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