The Edinburgh Review Volume . 34

The Edinburgh Review Volume . 34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ... the magnitude of such a subject, should have recollected that those with whom they were differing had inquired also, and that they had shewn, in full detail, the grounds of their ' reasons for thinking' the most lamentable deficiency existed. It has also been said, in a manner if possible more vague and gratuitous, that it would be hard if the Dissenters, who educate all their own children, were compelled to contribute towards the education of others. They require no new system of instruction, it seems, themselves, and are quite content with the present state of things. These assertions are easily made, and, unquestionably, they come either from persons profoundly ignorant of the truth, or hostile to the Plan, for reasons which they are unwilling to avow; for nothing ever was more unfounded than this statement. The middling classes of Dissenters educate their own children like their neighbours of the same class in solely. The wealthier members of the body, too, hare been most laudably zealous in affording, by their charitable contributions, Thus the various schools established on the British and Foreign Society's plan, receive many thousands of their: hildren, as well as of the children of churchmen. But it is neither true that Dissenters alone support those schools, nor that all their poor, or any thing like it, receive the needful portion of instruction. There are whole districts in London and its neighbourhood, and in all the great towns of Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, where the Dissenters form a considerable proportion of the population, and where the means of education are wanting to their poor, as well as to the other classes of poor, in the same, or nearly the same, proportions. While we admit how more

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