Reformatory education, papers

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F. . Brownell, 1857 - 363 Seiten
 

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Seite 340 - I asked an inhabitant whether those children belonged to that part of the town, and lamented their misery and idleness.
Seite 91 - Dire was the tossing, deep the groans : Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch ; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good, and final hope.
Seite 133 - ... refused them. At stated intervals they returned to the appointed place to reassure the confidence of their superior. On one occasion, a lad remained absent long beyond the time agreed upon, but at last he appeared, quite exhausted by the labor of saving some valuable property. Mr. Wichern afterwards learned from the owner, — not from the lad, — that he had steadily refused the compensation offered to, and even urged upon him. When the company returned home at the appointed time, he sent forth...
Seite 53 - ... preserved a child-like character in this respect even to old age. It was probably this temperament, which led him to estimate at a low rate the importance of positive religious truth in the education of children, and to maintain that the mere habit of faith and love, if cultivated...
Seite 60 - ... to train and unite them into one harmonious system, which shall form the most perfect character of which the individual is susceptible, and thus prepare him for every period, and every sphere of action to which he may be called.
Seite 131 - ... erection of their little colony of buildings; — and in doing this, they were animated by a feeling of hope and a principle of independence in providing a dwelling for themselves, while they experienced the pleasures of benevolence in rendering assistance to each other. Mr. Wichern mentions, with great satisfaction, the good spirit of the architect who came upon the premises to direct in putting up the first house. This man would not retain a journeyman for a day or an hour, who did not conduct...
Seite 340 - Sir,' said the woman, to whom I was speaking, ' could you take a view of this part of the town on a Sunday, you would be shocked indeed ; for then the street is filled with multitudes of these wretches, who, released on that day from employment, spend their time in noise and riot, playing at chuck, and cursing and swearing in a manner so horrid, as to convey to any serious mind an idea of hell rather than any other place.
Seite 65 - A well-arranged family circle is the place where each member, by participating in the others' joys and sorrows, pleasures and misfortunes, by teaching, advice, consolation, and example, is inspired with sentiments of single-mindedness, of charity, of mutual confidence, of noble thoughts, of high feelings, and of virtue. " In such a circle can a true religious sense take the firmest and the deepest root. Here it is that the principles of Christian feeling can best be laid, where opportunity is continually...
Seite 36 - ... dignity through his feeling of the universal powers and endowments which he possesses, awakened within him ; that he may not only learn to gabble over by rote the religious maxim that ' man is created in the image of God, and is bound to live and die as...
Seite 317 - Well, then, allowing only two years' full practice to one of the dangerous class previous to his sentence of transportation, I do not know how the conclusion can be escaped that, in one way or another, the public — the easy, indifferent, callous public — has been, and is, mulcted to the amount of more than a million sterling, by, and on account of its criminals annually transported...

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