The Madras School: Or, Elements of Tuition: Comprising the Analysis of an Experiment in Education, Made at the Male Asylum, Madras; with Its Facts, Proofs, and Illustrations; to which are Added, Extracts of Sermons Preached at Lambeth; a Sketch of a National Institution for Training Up the Children of the Poor; and a Specimen of the Mode of Religious Instruction at the Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea

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T. Bensley, 1808 - Boys - 348 pages
 

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Page 112 - Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 253 - Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? (For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office : if by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them...
Page 306 - There is only one book which I have studied, and which I take the liberty to recommend to you. It is a book in which I have learned all I have taught, and in which you will find all I have taught, and infinitely more than I have taught. It is a book open to all alike, and level to every capacity. It only requires time, patience, and perseverance, with a dash of zeal and enthusiasm in the perusal.
Page iii - God [John] by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England and Metropolitan...
Page 157 - ... the minds of men of full years; and that whenever an usher was instructed so far as to qualify him for discharging the office of a teacher of this school, I had formed a man who could earn a much higher salary than was allowed at this charity, and on far easier terms. My success, on the other hand, in training my young pupils in habits of strict discipline and prompt obedience exceeded my expectation; and every step of my progress has confirmed and...
Page 101 - ... for the edifying of the body of Chrift ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the meafure of the ftature of the fulnefs of Chrift.
Page 123 - they that be wife fhall fhine as the brightnefs of the firmament ; " and they that turn many to righteoufnefs, as the ftars for ever
Page 36 - ... powers and marvellous effects. Like the steam engine, or spinning machinery, it diminishes labour and multiplies work, but in a degree which does not admit of the same limits, and scarcely of the same calculations as they do. For, unlike the mechanical powers, this intellectual and moral engine, the more work it has to perform, the greater is the facility and expedition with which it is performed, and the greater is the degree of perfection to which it is carried.
Page 193 - I said something of the hopes I entertained in regard to the mind of the boy, if they would all treat him with marked kindness and encouragement. I promised and threatened, and called upon all my young -friends, as they wished me to think well of them, and be kind to them, to do as I should do, and shew kindness to my ward. I told him how to regard...
Page 25 - The introduction of monitors, an extremely important part of the whole scheme, is as great an improvement in schools, as the introduction of non-commissioned officers would be in an army which had before been governed only by captains, majors, and colonels: they add that constant and minute attention to the operations of the mass, without which, the general and occasional superintendance of superiors is wholly useless.

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