A Letter to the Governors, Legislatures, and Proprietors of Plantations, in the British West-India Islands

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808 - 48 pages

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Page 17 - Six days shalt thou labour and do all that thou hast to do ; but the Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, . thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates.
Page 24 - Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things ; not answering again ; not purloining, but showing all good fidelity ; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Page 24 - Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear ; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
Page 43 - It not only possesses excellent mechanical advantages, in communicating instruction generally ; but it is particularly adapted to instil into, and fix . practically in the mind, the principles of our holy religion; whilst it materially secures the moral conduct of the children both in and out of school ; and,
Page 40 - From his place (chair or desk) he overlooks the whole school, and gives life and motion to every member of it. He inspects the classes, one by one, and is occupied wherever there is most occasion for his services, and where they will best tell. He is to encourage the diffident, the timid, and the backward; to check and repress the forward and presumptuous: to bestow just and ample commendation upon the diligent, attentive, and orderly, however dull their capacity, or slow their progress; to stimulate...
Page 25 - ... and that they were circumspect as to all the excesses of eating and drinking, apparel, and lawful diversions ; being frugal in house-keeping, industrious in their particular callings, honest and exact in their dealings, and solicitous to give...
Page 45 - Friskin, of twelve years and eight months, with his assistants of seven, eight, nine, and eleven years of age, has taught boys of four, five, and six years, to read the Spectator distinctly, and spell every word accurately as they go along, who were only initiated into the mysteries of their A, B, C, eight months before, and have read the Child's...
Page 21 - They saw the frightful dangers that surrounded them ; prepared to meet them with vigour, and actually repelled them with success. And what was the occasion of this happy change? It was, because the higher orders of the community could write, and the inferior orders could read. It was, because, for more than twenty years before, upwards of three hundred thousand children of the poor had been religiously educated in the various charity schools and Sunday schools of this kingdom...
Page 13 - If these funds should not prove sufficient, a very small parochial rate might be raised on the Proprietors of lands in every island, to which (as they are to reap all the benefits of the institution, in the 'increase of their native Negroes, and will consequently save all the enormous sums formerly expended in the importation of fresh Slaves from Africa) they cannot, I think, reasonably object These are the sources which will, I doubt not, furnish an abundant supply for the support of the establishment...
Page 39 - WATTS. 1st. The Asylum, like every well-regulated school, is arranged into Forms or Classes, each composed of as many scholars as having made similar progress unite together. The scholar ever finds his own level, not only in his class, but in the ranks of the school, being promoted or degraded from place to place, or class to class, according to his proficiency.

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