The Madras School: Or, Elements of Tuition: Comprising the Analysis of an Experiment in Education, Made at the Male Asylum, Madras; with Its Facts, Proofs, and Illustrations; to which are Added, Extracts of Sermons Preached at Lambeth; a Sketch of a National Institution for Training Up the Children of the Poor; and a Specimen of the Mode of Religious Instruction at the Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea

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T. Bensley, 1808 - Boys - 348 pages

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Page 288 - There is only one book which I have studied, and which I take the liberty to recommend to you. It is a book in which I have learned all I have taught, and in which you will find all I have taught, and infinitely more than I have taught. It is a book open to all alike, and level to every capacity. It only requires time, patience, and perseverance, with a dash of zeal and enthusiasm in the perusal.
Page 153 - ... the minds of men of full years ; and that whenever an usher was instructed so far as to qualify him for discharging the office of a teacher of this school, I had formed a man who could earn a much higher salary than was allowed at this charity, and on far easier terms.
Page 119 - they that be wife fhall fhine as the brightnefs of the firmament ; " and they that turn many to righteoufnefs, as the ftars for ever
Page 97 - ... for the edifying of the body of Chrift ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the meafure of the ftature of the fulnefs of Chrift.
Page 32 - ... powers and marvellous effects. Like the steam engine, or spinning machinery, it diminishes labour and multiplies work, but in a degree which does not admit of the same limits, and scarcely of the same calculations as they do. For, unlike the mechanical powers, this intellectual and moral engine, the more work it has to perform, the greater is the facility and expedition with which it is performed, and the greater is the degree of perfection to which it is carried.
Page 290 - Saviour tells us, that if we would enter into the kingdom of heaven, we must become as little children. It is thus that among children, and from them, and by becoming as one of them, we are to learn those simple doctrines of nature and truth, innate in them, or which readily occur to their minds, as yet unbiased by authority, prejudice, or custom.
Page 21 - The introduction of monitors, an extremely important part of the whole scheme, is as great an improvement in schools, as the introduction of non-commissioned officers would be in an army which had before been governed only by captains, majors, and colonels: they add that constant and minute attention to the operations of the mass, without which, the general and occasional superintendance of superiors is wholly useless.
Page 274 - ... there is a risk of elevating, by an indiscriminate education, the minds of those doomed to the drudgery of daily labour, above their condition, and thereby rendering them discontented and unhappy in their lot.
Page 290 - It is among the children and youth of the school, not among their masters, sometimes as prejudiced, bigoted, and perverse, as their scholars are ingenuous, ingenious, and tractable. It is in this book I have said that I acquired what I know ; and it is in this book I have recommended you to study — a school full of children.

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