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They do not feel justified, however, in applying the ordinary contributions to the funds of the charity to this object, further than is absolutely essential for the proper celebration of Divine worship. They trust that the kindness of those friends to the work who appreciate its religious, as well as its charitable or social objects, will enable them to make the chapel as complete in its internal arrangements as the architect's ability and taste have made it in its external appearance and proportions. They purpose to apply the proceeds of this anniversary collection towards this object, and would respectfully solicit the assistance of the society's friends in providing the bell, clock, carved oak communiontable and seats, &c., which are still wanting. SYDNEY TURNER, Resident Chaplain.
Reading book, sequel to
Philanthropic, Oct. 27, 1849. Juvenile offenders who are eligible as to health, age, &c., can be placed in the society's reform school on payment of 167. per annum, or of a donation of 217., from parties interested in their reformation, if there is no vacancy on the free list. The Farm School at Redhill is at all times open to inspection. The visits of all friends interested in its success are respectfully invited. SCHOOL BOOKS FOR NATIONAL Reading book, No. 1 SCHOOL BOYS.-[The following bill explains itself. The suggestion which it contains is, we think, very likely to be useful. ED.]-Ely National School. The committee have ordered a large quantity of books, and every boy for the future will be required to learn lessons at home to be repeated at school in the morning. Each boy must purchase the number of books and slates for the class to which he
belongs, at the prices marked against them, which are about half as much as he would have to pay if he bought them at a shop. The books must be brought every morning in a satchel or bag, and they must be paid for in a quarter of a year.
THOMAS BETTON, Master. November, 1849.
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH ASYLUM FOR THE DESTITUTE ORPHANS OF LONDON.-[A most important and practical question, which is more or less discussed in Mr. Abraham's sermon, published in our present number.-ED.]-It is well known that every year great numbers of the children of the poor, deprived of their parents, are exposed in this city to corruption and ruin the
number of these destitute children,
large at all times, has been greatly increased by the fearful disease with which the metropolis has been so recently visited, there being now in almost every large parish numbers of such orphans, who are exposed to all the evils and temptations incident
to poverty. Notwithstanding the large numbers of such children, there exists no provision, supplied by Christian charity and tending to Christian ends, which offers them an asylum, and assists in the work of their education. The constitution of our existing charitable bodies excludes the most necessitous from their benefits, inasmuch as they are limited to the children of those who have never received parochial relief. What provision then remains for the more destitute children? If they have been convicted of some public crime, they are eligible for the "Philanthropic Institution." If not, they may be received into the workhouses of London, to a state of society certainly not conducive to moral improvement; or if, as in some instances, brought up separately from the adults, still reared under a system which is unable to distinguish between misfortune and guilt. Yet a large number remain who are annually absorbed into the felonry of London, their destitution and their innocence alike depriving them of the fostering care of charity, and leaving them exposed to all the temptations of a great city. The writers of this paper desire your aid whilst they suggest a remedy for this growing evil. It is their wish to open a refuge for children thrown by the death of their parents upon the care of the Christian community, and to preserve them from crime by offering to them support during the years of childhood. After the first expenses of such an institution have been defrayed, they believe that it may be made almost self-supporting. To this end it is proposed that a small farm be leased to be cultivated by the orphans, experience having proved that the labour of children, from nine to fourteen years of age, may be made available to their support. This conclusion has not been arrived at without a careful examination of the results of recent experiments, and consultation with marketgardeners and other agriculturists. The testimony of those best able to speak on the subject leaves no room
for doubt as to the practicability of this plan. Simple buildings, homely fare, and an education fitting the pupils to become farm labourers, care being taken not to accustom them to comforts beyond their reach in after life, will tend to confine the benefits of the institution to the class of children for whose sake it is intended. It is proposed that a small number of orphans-e. g., 100 boysshould be first chosen, and when the soundness of the views of the projectors shall have been tested by the success of the institution, it is not doubted but that means will be found to extend the contemplated, or to establish similar asylums, until the whole of the fatherless children of London shall have a refuge provided for them, and means to ensure their education in godliness. Agriculture has been selected as the occupation most fitted for the children, from the consideration that, 1st, It best allows of the reform of any irregular habits, without exposing the rest of the scholars to such contamination as is found in sedentary occupations; 2ndly, It is more healthful; 3rdly, It enables the child to provide for his own support, whilst within the asylum, and on leaving to emigrate to the British colonies, where his agricultural skill will assuredly procure him subsistence. The projectors are averse to collecting the children into one large building; they would rather seek to reconstruct, so far as they are able, the family hearth, and to foster the growth of those instincts which are part of our nature, by maintaining similar relations to those of which the orphan has been deprived by the death of its parents, and to train through these, the child to its future duties. Hence, one feature of this plan would be the separating the children into groups of not more than 25, to give to these families distinct residences, distinct duties, and guardians, who, while they perform their share in the work of the institution, would do the duty of parents and instructors to their own circles. Many difficulties may suggest themselves, but duty is above
difficulty; and conscious that in this work they desire only the glory of God and the welfare of His poor, they ask with confidence the support of your prayers and your alms. With reference more especially to the destitution caused by cholera, it is suggested to those who have been mercifully preserved, as a fitting mode of testifying their thankfulness, the making some offering and sacrifice towards the maintenance of those thus suddenly deprived of their parents. Convinced of the necessity of this institution, the committee submit their design to the charitable consideration of Christians; and will be beyond measure rewarded, if their poor labours are, in any degree, accepted by God, and tend to the happiness of their fellow-men.
institute so cheap as College tuition. For 151. a year a man may have as good rooms as he can possibly need; the most expensive set in the College would probably not exceed 301. Those of our readers who have ever taken respectable lodgings in a country town will know how to estimate these figures. The charge for tuition, including lectures on every subject required for the academical degree, is 21. 5s. per quarter at Cambridge, and 47. 4s. at Oxford, and every single necessary charge for board, lodging, and education may be, and often is, brought under 251. a term. The addition of another 1007. a year for personal expenses, is amply sufficient for the wants of any right-minded student during his academical career.-Times.
SCHOOLS IN CONNECTICUT IN 1848. The total number of children in attendance at the common schools of Connecticut, in 1848, was 89,007. The amount paid from the school fund of the State, for their instruction, was 133,336 dollars, or one dollar and fifty cents to each child. The total capital of the school fund is 2,077,641 dollars. One school district in the State is so childless as to have but a single child to send to school!
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 authorities, 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,
An account of the efforts of the Society
Arnold (T. K.)-Remarks on Mr. Ar-
American papers, selections from, 196,
American education of the Indian tribes,
An address to Bristol churchmen, 279.
Artistical decoration of schools, 312, 325.
Analysis of English and French history,
Anecdote for teachers, 391.
Arrest of truant schoolboys, 414.
Certificates of merit granted to Battersea
men in July, 1848, 25; Winchester
Classes (evening) for young men, 38.
Correspondents, notices to, 42, 78, 122,
Common schools in New York, 64.
education, 90, 174, 239, 283, 305, 362.
Clergy, supply of, 205.
Catechism, an analysis of the, 243.
British North America, outlines of the Church of England schools, 288.
Bees and their hives, 24, 59.
Book of Common Prayer, tercentenary
Bradford-Parochial Schoolmasters' So-
Canterbury, St. Augustine's College, 329.
Church education in Adelaide, 453.
Diocesan inspectors, hints for the use of,
Examination papers-Winchester Dioce-
Evening classes for young men, 38.
Education, Norwich Diocesan Board of, 79.
Education in Barbadoes, 74.
Education-Suggestive Hints by the Vicar
Hopwood (Rev. Henry) on Confirma-
Hints on Private Devotion, 67.
Hook (Dr.) on the Church Services, 195.
Examination certificates, Winchester and Historical Recreations, 279.
autumn, 1849, 433.
Education, national, 465.
Hymn-Prose Hymn for Children, 282.
History of the High School of Edinburgh,
Education, observations on the govern- History and Etymology of the English
ment scheme of, 488.
Festivals and Fasts of the Church, 67.
France, school at St. Denis, 207.
Geography, outlines of the geography of
Greek, the principal tenses of irregular
Governess advice from a father to his
Guide to pencil and chalk drawing for
Geography, ideas on physical, 188, 223,
Heathen mythology, a compendium of, 66.
History of France, from the French of
History of the Discovery of America,
Jacotot-Refutation de la Méthode Ja-
Industrial school-Bridgnorth union, 103.
Ingram (Thomas), Select Psalm Tunes, by,
Intelligence, the development of the, 132,
Insurance-the National Schoolmasters'
Mutual Insurance and Provident So-
Jews-A Sketch of the History of the
Illustrated Companion to Latin Diction-
Ireland, national education in, 412.
Lessons Bible lessons, 29.