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They do not feel justified, however,
First Class. in applying the ordinary contribu
S. d. tions to the funds of the charity to Grammar
0 61 this object, further than is absolutely Geography
0 63 essential for the proper celebration Arithmetic
1 0 of Divine worship. They trust that History of England
09 the kindness of those friends to the Slate
0 5 work who appreciate its religious, as Reading book, No. 4
1 0 well as its charitable or social ob- Copy book
2 jects, will enable them to make the chapel as complete in its internal
5 arrangements as the architect's abi
Second Class. lity and taste have made it in its ex
064 ternal appearance and proportions. Geography
0 6 They purpose to apply the proceeds Arithmetic
1 0 of this anniversary collection to- Slate
0 5 wards this object, and would re- Reading book, No. 3
09 spectfully solicit the assistance of Copy book
0 2 the society's friends in providing the bell, clock, carved oak communion
5 table and seats, &c., which are still
Third Class. wanting. SYDNEY TURNER, Wilson's Grammar
0 11 Resident Chaplain. Geography
0 2 Philanthropic, Oct. 27, 1849.
0 5 Juvenile offenders who are eligible
Slate as to health, age, &c., can be placed Reading book, sequel to in the society's reform school on
0 6 Copy book
0 2 payment of 161. per annum, or of a donation of 211., from parties interested in their reformation, if there is
Fourth Class. no vacancy on the free list. The Farm School at Redhill is at all times
0 5 open to inspection. The visits of all Reading book, No. 2 friends interested in its success are respectfully invited.
0 7 School Books for NATIONAL Reading book, No. 1
0 1 School Boys.-[The following bill explains itself. The suggestion which
PROPOSAL TO it contains is, we think, very likely
ASYLUM FOR THE DESTITUTE ORto be useful. Ed.]-Ély National
PHANS OF London.—[A most imSchool. The committee have ordered a large quantity of books, and every
portant and practical question, which
is more or less discussed in Mr. boy for the future will be required to learn lessons at home to be repeated present number.-Ed.] – It is well
Abraham's sermon, published in our at school in the morning. Each boy known that every year great numbers must purchase the number of book's
of the children of the poor, deprived and slates for the class to which he belongs, at the prices marked against city to corruption and ruin: the
of their parents, are exposed in this them, which are about half as much
number of these destitute children, as he would have to pay if he bought large at all times, has been greatly them at a shop. The books must be
increased by the fearful disease with brought every morning in a satchel
which the metropolis has been so reor bag, and they must be paid for in
cently visited, there being now in a quarter of a year.
almost every large parish numbers THOMAS BETTON, Master.
of such orphans, who are exposed to November, 1849.
all the evils and temptations incident
to poverty. Notwithstanding the for doubt as to the practicability of large numbers of such children, this plan. Simple buildings, homely there exists no provision, supplied fare, and an education fitting the by Christian charity and tending to pupils to become farm labourers, care Christian ends, which offers them an being taken not to accustom them to asylum, and assists in the work of comforts beyond their reach in after their education. The constitution of life, will tend to confine the benefits our existing charitable bodies ex- of the institution to the class of cludes the most necessitous from children for whose sake it is in. their benefits, inasmuch as they are tended. It is proposed that a small limited to the children of those who number of orphans-e.9., 100 boyshave never received parochial relief. should be first chosen, and when the What provision then remains for the soundness of the views of the promore destitute children ? If they jectors shall have been tested by the have been convicted of some public success of the institution, it is not crime, they are eligible for the “ Phi- doubted but that means will be found lanthropic Institution.” If not, they to extend the contemplated, or to may be received into the workhouses establish similar asylums, until the of London, to a state of society cer- whole of the fatherless children of tainly not conducive to moral im- London shall have a refuge provided provement; or if, as in some in- for them, and means to ensure their stances, brought up separately from education in godliness. Agriculture the adults, still reared under a system has been selected as the occupation which is unable to distinguish be- most fitted for the children, from tween misfortune and guilt. Yet a the consideration that, ist, It best large number remain who are annu- allows of the reform of any irregular ally absorbed into the felonry of habits, without exposing the rest of London, their destitution and their the scholars to such contamination innocence alike depriving them of as is found in sedentary occupations; the fostering care of charity, and 2ndly, It is more healthful; 3rdly, leaving them exposed to all the It enables the child to provide for his temptations of a great city. The own support, whilst within the asywriters of this paper
aid lum, and on leaving to emigrate to whilst they suggest a remedy for this the British colonies, where his agrigrowing evil. It is their wish to cultural skill will assuredly procure open a refuge for children thrown him subsistence. The projectors are by the death of their parents upon averse to collecting the children into the care of the Christian community, one large building; they would raand to preserve them from crime by ther seek to reconstruct, so far as offering to them support during the they are able, the family hearth, and years of childhood. After the first to foster the growth of those inexpenses of such an institution have stincts which are part of our nature, been defrayed, they believe that it by maintaining similar relations to may be made almost self-supporting. those of which the orphan has been To this end it is proposed that a deprived by the death of its parents, small farm be leased to be cultivated and to train through these, the child by the orphans, experience having to its future duties. Hence, one proved that the labour of children, feature of this plan would be the from nine to fourteen years of age, separating the children into groups may be made available to their sup- of not more than 25, to give to these port. This conclusion has not been families distinct residences, distinct arrived at without a careful examina- duties, and guardians, who, while tion of the results of recent experi- they perform their share in the work ments, and consultation with market- of the institution, would do the duty gardeners and other agriculturists. of parents and instructors to their The testimony of those best able to own circles. Many difficulties may speak on the subject leaves no room suggest themselves, but duty is above difficulty; and conscious that in this institute so cheap as College tuition. work they desire only the glory of For 15l. a year a man may have as God and the welfare of His poor, good rooms as he can possibly need; they ask with confidence the support the most expensive set in the College of your prayers and your alms. would probably not exceed 301. With reference more especially to Those of our readers who have ever the destitution caused by cholera, it taken respectable lodgings in a coun. is suggested to those who have been try town will know how to estimate mercifully preserved, as a fitting these figures. The charge for tuimode of testifying their thankfulness, tion, including lectures on
every the making some offering and sacri- subject required for the academical fice towards the maintenance of those degree, is 21. 55. per quarter at Camthus suddenly deprived of their bridge, and 41. 4s. at Oxford, and parents. Convinced of the necessity every single necessary charge for of this institution, the committee board, lodging, and education may submit their design to the charitable be, and often is, brought under 25l. a consideration of Christians; and will term. The addition of another 1001. be beyond measure rewarded, if their a year for personal expenses, is ampoor labours are, in any degree, ac- ply sufficient for the wants of any cepted by God, and tend to the hap- right-minded student during his piness of their fellow-men.
- Times. COLLEGIATE EXPENSES. -- We SCHOOLS IN CONNECTICUT IN speak neither without experience nor 1848.—The total number of children information when we assert that in in attendance at the common schools no single College Oxford or Cam- of Connecticut, in 1848, was 89,007. bridge need the yearly expenses of a The amount paid from the school student exceed 1001., and they are fund of the State, for their instrucoften actually brought considerably tion, was 133,336 dollars, or one within this sum by men, maintaining dollar and fifty cents to each child. in all respects, the character and po- The total capital of the school fund sition of gentlemen.
There are no
is 2,077,641 dollars. One school lodgings in England so cheap as Col- district in the State is so childless lege rooms, no dinners in a London as to have but a single child to send club-house so cheap as College din- to school! ners, and few lectures at a popular
Mr. Bacon's letter contains valuable suggestions, but its publication at present would be attended by more inconvenience than benefit to the cause which he so ardently espouses.
ELLEN C.–The h is silent in hour, &c., for the sake of euphony. There is no authority for this silence but custom.
We are much obliged for Alpha's solution of Question 45, and for his little notice of “ A TRUANT RECLAIMED." We have not room for the latter.
A COUNTRY SCHOOLMASTER will, we trust, soon hear good news of the society in which he feels so much interest.
M. S.-There are more CERTIFICATED MASTERS now at work who have been trained at BATTERSEA COLLEGE, than at any other in the kingdom. ROBERT BLOOMFIELD.-Write a letter, addressed to the proper
and state your difficulty.
STUDENS.- We do not know how you will learn the exact pronunciation of Greek, according to the English mode, without some communication with a person acquainted with that language.
ANSWERS to mathematical questions, 34, Birkenhead University, 414.
112, 156, 198, 244, 290, 319, 367,
Certificates of merit granted to Battersea
for Promoting Christian Knowledge in and Cheltenham, 321.
behalf of national education, 66. Classes (evening) for young men, 38.
Chichester, meeting on the education
her leaving home to undertake the office 162, 206, 250, 294,330, 374, 414, 458,
nold's reply to the reviewer of his Confirmation, the order of, 66.
Church catechism, lessons on the, 67.
College, Queen's, London, for female
Chants, hand-book of, 109.
Catechising by Best, 112.
of, 121; emigrants' school fund, 328.
glish and French history, Confession, Dean Comber's analysis of
Clergy, supply of, 205.
Congregational responding, 281.
Canterbury, St. Augustine's College, 329.
Colleges of Salamanca, 350.
granted to the schoolmasters and stu- College, Harvard, 372.
of Council on Education 1848, 25. school in, 404.
next inspection at, 26; syllabus of Canadian life, sketches of, 481.
329 ; official notice, 472.
Diocesan inspectors, hints for the use of,
Drawing for children, 352.
239, 278, 315, 356, 396, 450, 479.
Examination paperg--Winchester Dioco-
Evening classes for young men, 38. mal
Education, Norwich Diocesan Board of, 79.
Education in Barbadoes, 74.
Hopwood (Rev. Henry) on Confirma.
Hints on Private Devotion, 67.
Hints for the Use of Diocesan Inspectors
History of Wonderful Inventions, 106.
Hand-Book of English History, 112.
Society's Training Institution, White. 450.
Hook (Dr.) on the Church Services, 195.
History of Greece, by Carr, 241.
Hymn- Prose Hymn for Children, 282.
Hour of closing national schools, 286.
History of the High School of Edinburgh,
History of France, from the French of
Jacotot-Refutation de la Méthode Ja.
Republic of, 1, 43, 79, 123, 163, 295 ; Inventions, History of Wonderful, 106.
Iogram (Thomas), The Choral Class Book,
for next inspection at Battersea Train- 267.
Insurance-the National Schoolmasters'
ciety, 192 ; Meeting, 234, 249.
ary, &c., 359.
school teacher, 61,
105 ; Dean Comber on the Confession,