Sketches. Part 1. Joseph Lancaster and his contemporaries. Part 2. William Allen, his life and labours


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Página 20 - The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors Unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills : They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
Página 87 - Simon ! Simon ! Satan hath desired to have thee that he may sift thee as wheat, but I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not...
Página 122 - Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another, and the Lord hearkened and heard ; and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
Página 11 - Lancaster then described his system, and he informed me that they all paid great attention and were highly delighted; and as soon as he had finished, his Majesty said, 'Lancaster, I highly approve of your system and it is my wish that every poor child in my dominions should be taught to read the Bible; I will do anything you wish to promote this object.
Página 11 - Please thy majesty,' said Lancaster, ' if the system meets thy majesty's approbation, I can go through the country and lecture on the system, and have no doubt, but in a few months I shall be able to give thy majesty an account where ten thousand poor children are being educated, and some of my youths instructing them.
Página 11 - Good, good ; it does not require an aged general to give the command; one of younger years can do it.
Página 87 - The reins of government should not be in thy hands, but in his, to turn thee into the path he may in future appoint, and out of what thou, as a man, wouldst have chosen for thyself. Ah ! my dear, it is not the strength of natural affection which leads me to say thou wast not intended to spend all thy time in earthly pursuits, but through submission to the operation of that Power which creates anew, thou art designed to lead the minds of others both by example and precept, from earth to heaven. I...
Página 34 - An Experiment in Education, made at the Male Asylum of Madras ; suggesting a System by which a School or Family may teach itself under the Superintendence of the Master or Parent.
Página 121 - Their Majesties consequently recommend to their people, with the most tender solicitude, as the sole means of enjoying that peace which arises from a good conscience, and which alone is durable, to strengthen themselves every day more and more in the principles and exercise of the duties which the Divine Saviour has taught to mankind.
Página 31 - Frisken had accomplished with the alphabet class, might, in like manner, be done with those next in order, by boys selected, as he had been, for their aptitude to learn and to teach. Accordingly, he appointed boys as assistant teachers to some of the lower classes, giving, however, to Frisken the charge of superintending both the assistants and their classes, because of his experience and the readiness with which he apprehended and executed whatever was required from him. This talent, indeed, the...

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