A Project for Erecting Public Markets Within the Barony of Gorbals; Addressed to the Heritors of That Barony

A Project for Erecting Public Markets Within the Barony of Gorbals; Addressed to the Heritors of That Barony

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... for the poor of the parish: which collection, it will be observed, is at present entirely lost to the community; while the poor of our barony, being destitute of any general funds for their support, are thrown loose on the community. THnsn provisions, abovenoticed, are not only invaluable in themselves, as tending to general instruction, but they are highly essential to our establishment, as serving to promote one of its greatest objects, one on which, I think, our funds might be laid out with the utmost propriety and effect. This is the education of youth--a business which, at this instant, engrosses no small part of the attention of the community.. THE advantages that may be derived by introducing the improvements of the Lancasterian mode of education into the community, are very great, and very obvious. The saving of time, of expence, and of labor, on the first parts of education, are of the highest importance; the curiosity thereby excited, the habits of attention and application thereby acquired, the promptitude and ease, with which the pupil is introduced into the most useful paths of education, the lively eagerness with which he is conducted alongst these paths, and the speedy and satisfactory remuneration with which his labors are accompanied--these, and many other things, make the introduction of this mode of education, a great public object, well deserving the attention of this respectable community; for which reason, I hope our fellow-citizens will very early burden themselves with some of these schools. I MUST be permitted, however, to remark, that these advantages, great and decided as they are, must not be overrated. This mode of education, is admirably calculated for giving initiating ideas, salutary habits, and a happy...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679074X
  • 9781236790743