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Report of the First General Meeting of Members of the National Education ...
National Education League
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Page 196 - He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles ; the wretched he forsakes ; Swift on his downy pinion flies from woe, And lights on lids unsullied with a tear.
Page 117 - That the moment the working class of this country have this question of instruction really brought home to them, their self-respect will make them demand, like the working classes on the Continent, public schools, and not schools which the clergyman, or the squire, or the millowner calls ' my school.
Page 213 - a country on the earth, Where darkness sat upon the living waters, And brutal ignorance, and toil, and dearth, Were the hard portion of its sons and daughters ; And yet where those who should have ope'd the door Of
Page 218 - while she exacts allegiance, will admit the obligation, on her part, to teach those who are born to serve her ; and thus only shall we maintain our position as a great nation, and guard and protect the highest interests of every class of the community.
Page 4 - 5. To all Schools aided by Local Rates admission shall be free. 6. School Accommodation being provided, the State or the Local Authorities shall have power to compel the attendance of children of suitable ago not otherwise
Page 146 - Ignorance is the curse of God." " Knowledge, the wing wherewith we fly to Heaven.
Page 24 - cost of founding and maintaining such Schools as may be required shall be provided out of Local Rates, supplemented by Government Grants. 3.—All Schools aided by Local Rates shall be under the management of Local Authorities and subject to Government Inspection. 4.—All Schools aided by Local Rates shall be Unsectarian. 5.—To all Schools aided by Local Rates admission shall be free. 6.—School
Page 175 - To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all
Page 217 - And then you will have this glorious anomaly in our splendid constitutional system : you will have the State spending money on mutually destructive objects, and the patient people will be called upon in one breath, to swallow the poison and the antidote, and to pay the bill for both.