Report to the Secretary of State for the Home Department ... on the Training of Pauper Children: With Appendices

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W. Cloves & Sons, prtrs., 1841 - 422 páginas
 

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Página 310 - Africa is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea; on the east by the Isthmus of Suez, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean ; on the south by the Southern Ocean ; and on the west
Página 208 - from 18 to 24 or 26 years of age, in the school. Vehrli welcomed us with frankness and simplicity, which at once won our confidence. We joined him at his frugal meal. He pointed to the viands, which were coarse, and said,—" 1 am a peasant's son. I wish to be no other than I
Página xii - of quickly comprehending the meaning of their employer, of adapting themselves to new circumstances, much beyond what any other classes have. The French workmen have the like natural characteristics, only in a somewhat lower degree. The English, Swiss, German, and Dutch workmen, we find, have all much slower natural comprehension. What, however, do you find to be the
Página 310 - on the north by the Northern Ocean ; on the east by the Pacific Ocean : on the south by the Indian Ocean ; and on the west by Europe, the
Página 211 - not only contentment, but joy, in the life of labour which is to prepare him for the life of heaven." We were greatly charmed in this school by the union of comparatively high intellectual attainments among the scholars, with the utmost simplicity of life, and cheerfulness in the humblest menial
Página 11 - they may take a little sherbet, but in other respects are what we should call in this country tee-totallers. What is their diet ?—Chiefly bread; now and then a cucumber, with cherries, figs, dates, mulberries, or other fruits, which are abundant there ; now and then a little fish. Do they ever use animal
Página xii - ?—The Italians' quickness of perception is shown in rapidly comprehending any new descriptions of labour put into their hands, of quickly comprehending the meaning of their employer, of adapting themselves to new circumstances, much beyond what any other classes have. The French workmen have the like natural characteristics, only in a somewhat lower degree. The English, Swiss, German, and Dutch workmen,
Página xii - of superior education, accompanied by any distinction of superiority as to moral habits ?—Decidedly so. The better educated workmen we find are distinguished by superior moral habits in every respect. In the first place, they are
Página 209 - I place the family life first, for here the truest education is imparted ; here the future teacher can best receive that cultivation of the character and feelings which will fit him to direct those, who are entrusted to his care, in the ways of piety and truth.
Página 233 - Those who have had close intercourse with the labouring classes well know with what difficulty they comprehend words not of a Saxon origin, and how frequently addresses to them are unintelligible from the continual use of terms of a Latin or Greek derivation. Yet the daily language of the middling and upper classes abounds with such

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