Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Endowments, Funds and Actual Condition of All Schools Endowed for the Purpose of Education in Ireland: Accompanied by Minutes of Evidence, Documents and Tables of Schools and Endowments

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Page ix - Presents will and ordain that this Our Commission shall continue in full force and virtue, and that you, Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, may from time to time proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment : AND...
Page 1 - Commissioners appointed to inquire into the endowments, funds, and actual condition of all Schools endowed for the purpose of education in Ireland; accompanied by Minutes of Evidence, Documents, and Tables of Schools and Endowments; [2336-!.] - - XXII.
Page 207 - The teacher stood by the blackboard, with the chalk in his hand. After casting his eye over the class to see that all were ready, he struck at the middle of the board. With a rapidity of hand which my eye could hardly follow, he made a series of those short, divergent lines, or shadings, employed by mapengravers to represent a chain of mountains. He had scarcely turned an angle, or shot off a spur, when the scholars began to cry out, Carpathian mountains, Hungary...
Page 22 - that no plan of education, however wisely and unexceptionably contrived in other respects, can be carried into effectual operation in Ireland unless it be explicitly avowed and clearly understood as its leading principle that no attempt shall be made to influence or disturb the peculiar religious tenets of any sect or denomination of Christians.
Page ix - We do by these presents give and grant unto you or any three or more of you, full power to call before you such persons as you shall judge likely to afford you any information upon the subject of this Our Commission ; and...
Page 13 - In 1709 an Act with yet severer penalties was passed, providing that whatever person of the Popish religion "shall publicly teach school, or shall instruct youth in learning in any private house within this realm, or shall be entertained to instruct youth in learning as usher, undcrmaster or assistant, by any Protestant schoolmaster...
Page 207 - German ocean, of the Baltic and the Black seas ; and all so accurately proportioned that I think only slight errors Would have been found had it been subjected to the test of a scale of miles. A part of this time was taken up in correcting a few mistakes of the pupils ; for the teacher's mind seemed to be in his ear as well as in his hand, and notwithstanding the astonishing celerity of his movements, he detected erroneous answers and turned round to correct them. The rest of the recitation consisted...
Page ix - Esquire, to be Secretary to this Our Commission, and to attend you, whose services and assistance we require you to use from time to time, as occasion shall require.
Page 51 - Royal foundations have been totally inadequate to the expectations that might have been justly formed from their large endowments...
Page 207 - They rose in their seats, they flung out both hands, their eyes kindled, and their voices became almost vociferous, as they cried out the names of the different places, which, under the magic of the teacher's crayon, rose into view. Within ten minutes from the commencement of the lesson...

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