Resolutions and heads of report

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Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery office, 1860 - 138 pages

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Page 129 - No doubt we shall be told that the conditions of labor at the present day are vastly different from what they were in 1841. But we reply, that the evil of which we complain has "grown with the growth, and strengthened with the strength,
Page 112 - ... is unfit to instruct children, by reason of his incapacity to teach them to read and write, from his gross ignorance, or from his not having the books and materials necessary to teach them reading and writing...
Page 15 - Between him and the ignorant part of his adult parishioners there is a chasm. They will not come near him, and do not understand him if he forces himself upon them. He feels that the only means of improvement is the education of the young ; and he knows that only a small part of the necessary expense can- be extracted from the parents. He begs from his neighbours, he begs from the landowners ; if he fails to persuade them to take their...
Page 63 - The children," say the Commissioners, " who enter a workhouse quit it, if " they ever quit it, corrupted where they were well disposed, " and hardened where they were vicious.
Page 86 - London, are often sent thither in a low stage of destitution, covered only with rags and vermin ; often the victims of chronic disease ; almost universally stunted in their growth ; and sometimes emaciated with want. The low-browed and inexpressive physiognomy or malign aspect of the boys is a true index to the mental darkness, the stubborn...
Page 18 - ... and that no child shall in any case be required to learn any catechism, or other religious formulary, or to attend any Sunday school, or...
Page 122 - That such is the neglect of the education of the Children and Young Persons employed in Trades and Manufactures, that in some districts, out of. the whole number of Children employed in labour, scarcely more than onehalf are receiving instruction either in day or Sunday Schools ; in others, two-thirds, when examined, were found unable to read ; and in one, the great majority are receiving no instruction at all.
Page 126 - A lower condition of morals, in the fullest sense of the term, could not, I think, be found. I do not mean by this that there are many more prominent vices among them, but that moral feelings and sentiments do not exist. They have no morals.
Page 129 - ... presented. It may be supposed that it describes the horrors of a past age. But there is, unhappily, evidence that those horrors continue as intense as they ever were. A pamphlet on the Lace Trade and Factory Act, published by Hardwicke, Piccadilly, about two years ago, states that "the abuses complained of in 1842, are in full bloom at the present day.

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