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society; and when, especially, by the consent of all, among the criteria of excellence and of honour, and therefore among the subjects to which education is particularly directed, true religion and morality shall universally hold the highest, because their most becoming, place.

CHAPTER VII.

EXPENSES ATTENDANT ON THE FITTING UP OF AN

INFANTS' SCHOOL.

I'r is not easy to form an exact estimate of the expense attendant on the fitting up, and the management, of an Infants' school, as very much must depend on the circumstances of the school, on the taste of those who establish it, and on the diligence and ingenuity of the master. All which

appear to be absolutely necessary, are, a large black board or slate, the alphabet and the more useful words printed on cards or impressed on pieces of tin, and the elementary books, which are used in the parochial schools. A high chair will answer the purpose of a rostrum, and the skill of the master will supply whatever else may be requisite for the illustration of the various subjects of instruction, wbich he proposes to communicate to his pupils. The list which is given below, contains the names and the prices of the things used in a school, with which the author is connected. Some of them are expensive, but as the articles used in an Infants' school are generally of a substantial character, it is not likely that it would be necessary very soon to replace them. Most of

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the things mentioned in the list are desirable, because, whatever tends to fix the mode of communicating knowledge, leaves the mind and the feelings of the teacher more at liberty to to be exercised on the moral and religious education of the infants committed to his care; which is by far the most important part of his duty. They have all been found extremely useful in the school to which reference has been already made.

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For the Large Room.

£. S. d. Prayers

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06 Texts of Scripture in large characters

for the walls of the room, per doz. 0 3 6 A set of spelling lessons to be used

by a monitor at the rostrum 0 0 8 Alphabet-board for the smallest children

2 4 0 300 imprinted tins for the use of the several classes

3 0 0 Tables to be used by a monitor at the rostrum

. 0 1 9 Large numeral frame, to be used

when the children are in the

gallery
Large black board on which the

copies for writing are traced 0 13 0 Slates, per dozen

0 3 0 Tambarine Hand-bell

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For the Class-Room.

£. $. d.

0 10 6 0 2 6

Elementary cards of the Society for

Promoting Christian Knowledge The Gospel of John printed in large

type
The Parables in large type
Pictures of Scriptural subjects and

Natural History
Elementary reading books of the So-

ciety for Promoting Christian

Knowledge
A small numeral frame
Arithmetical-board

0 13 0

2 9 0

For the Play-ground.
Balls,
Hoops.
Skipping-ropes.
Leaping-bar.

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