Collected Essays Addresses, Scientific Papers and Miscellaneous Writings Volume 6

Collected Essays Addresses, Scientific Papers and Miscellaneous Writings Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...appears to have more infants than it means to be embarrassed by; and Guildford Street Foundling Hospital is the proof of its anxiety for the indigent young and its own respectability. I Fortunately a correct appreciation of the necessities of infancy and childhood is understood better in a large portion of Great Britain than in the metropolis. A large number of reports on the "boarding-out system" yields a convincing evidence of its appropriateness and success. We take a pleasure in crediting much, or most, of our knowledge of the realization of the boarding-out system, as far as Great Britain is concerned, to Florence Hill, "Children of the State: The Training of Juvenile Paupers," London, Macmillan & Co., 1868; and William Anderson, " Children Rescued from Pauperism; or, The Boarding-out System in Scotland," Edinburgh, John Menzies & Co., 1871. I In l828--according to Florence Hill, page 118--was originated in Dublin, by three Protestants of very humble position, an orphanage for the fatherless of their own faith. Until that period such bereaved little ones had frequently found a refuge in the numerous institutions established by benevolent Roman Catholics; but in these, not urmaturally, conversion to the creed of their benefactors became, if not absolutely a condition, generally a consequence of the children's admittance; and to provide for their education in the religion of their parents, the Protestant Orphan Society was founded. A penny/-a-week subscription was set on foot by the suggestors of the scheme (in Ireland a common and, as it appears to us, a touching mode of raising funds for charitable purposes, including, as it does, the offerings of the lowliest), and with the more

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  • English
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  • 1236870166
  • 9781236870162