Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education, with Appendices, Volume 2

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Page 90 - Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and, for the book of knowledge fair, Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 349 - ... indulge), there would still be thousands remaining to awaken the sympathy, and receive the charitable provisions of the kind-hearted Christian. Still will the poor, the Church's heritage, remain unto Her, and it will be as necessary as ever " To charge them that are rich in this world, that they he ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life." Whatever view of the case we take, we come to...
Page 425 - I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education to request that you will be good enough to furnish me with twenty copies of your pamphlet " On the Opportunities of Advancing Science enjoyed by the Mercantile Marine," to send to all the Navigation Schools under this Department.
Page 390 - Dollar, for the endowment of a " Charity or School" for the poor of the parish of Dollar. The executors having placed this part of the estate in Chancery, in order that it might be disposed of according to law, the destination to the Ministers and Elders was confirmed by Decretal order of the Lord Chancellor pronounced in June 1818.
Page 90 - And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light! Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate : there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that 1 may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Page 242 - ... under which the quicker children were to be wonders of envy and admiration to the rest, and the whole school in which they were exhibited one of admiration, if not of envy, to its friends and neighbours, on occasion of each
Page 241 - Previous and even subsequent to the date of its formation, some of the promoters of infant schools appear to have considered them merely as asylums for healthful amusement, under some degree of discipline and moral control a purpose which is in no wise sacrificed in the more modern schools. Others seem to have thought they presented opportunities likewise for mental development, and some processes of learning to read and " count " were introduced from the plans of Bell and Lancaster, never calculated...
Page 379 - Scotland. branches of literature as may be deemed necessary by the heritors and minister; but the General Assembly " recommends to such as have the power of settling schoolmasters, to prefer thereto men who have passed their course at Colleges and Universities, and taken their degrees, before others who have not, ceteris paribus."* It is believed, accordingly, that everyone of the parochial teachers now referred to has some knowledge both of the Latin language and of mathematics.
Page 357 - ... education in Great Britain, as to enable Parliament to determine in what mode the sums voted for the education of the poorer classes can be most usefully applied. With this view, reports on the state of particular districts may be required to ascertain the state of education in such districts, and how far the interference of Government or of Parliament can be beneficially exerted, by providing additional means of education.
Page 343 - I read morning prayers, when every teacher is expected to attend at the head of his or her class. At half-past eight I commence my religious lessons in the boys' school, in which I take two classes daily. The remainder of the morning is devoted to the infants' and girls' school, in the latter of which I also take two classes daily. Having discharged my duties in the schools, I proceed to the infirmary and sick wards, where I remain a longer or shorter period according to the number of the sick and...

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