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guished faintl y &t Naples ; and the other was Galeazzo Caraccibli , Marquis of Vico , a young and accomplished noUeman ., who relinquished his title antThis estates , and retired to Geneva , where he became the chief pillar of the Italian Church established in that city . * ( To be continued . )
Isrtghton , Sir , December 20 , 1 B 21 . IF credit is due to the published and unpublished reports of the moral results of M . Fellenberg ' s Agricultural School , and of that which makes
a part of Mr . Owen ' s establishment at New Lanark , the doctrine of * hereditary depravity must be dismissed by all who think facts a better authority than speculations ; and every interpretion of revelation erroneous , which
makes it speak a language contradicted by human experience . This is one , but not the only reason which makes those philanthropic establishments objects of most interesting in * quiry . If they accomplish all , or inwhich he held her character : " Havendo
gia a dare in luce moiti sermpni , non gli dedicai ad alciino particolare : imperoche 1 'in ten to mio era che fusseno letti da tutti , especialmente da quelli , i quali erauo per cavarne maggior frutto , sicome sono gli eletti di Dio : ma hora perche voglio dedicarui questi sermoni della Cena del
Signore , e debito mio il mostrare , perche . Nessuno potra giustamente dire che io sia mendace , o adulatore se defalcando molto di quello che io sen to di vostra mgnoria parcamente , e con sobrieta , laudero non voi , ina i doni e le gratie , le * quali inverita vi ha coucesse Dio , per
pura sua bonta e gratia . Quelli che in Italia vi hanno conosciuta , sanno qual sia stata la vostra sapienza , pruden&a , e honesta , quanto slate stata d ' ammo generoso e heroico , e quanto habbtate illustrati i vostri con Io splendore deile vostre virtu , " &c , &c . pp . 3 , 4 .
* The prescribed limits of this essay will not admit of detailed biographical notices of the Italian confessors , whom it may be proper to mention in the course of it . Should the Editor of the
Repository deem such notices acceptable to his readers , the writer * will hereafter furnish him with a supplementary paper or two , comprising brief memoirs * qf some of the principal persons who distinguished themselves among the Itaiiaii lwrorinas .
deed much less than all that has been stated on evidence apparently unex ceptionable , while they aferd a sufficient refutation of the ortjiooox faith , they a ^ lso point out an effectual ana certain way of producing moral excellence , and difnising religious knowledp ; e with a rapidity , and to an extent , which has hitherto been thought
impracticable . I would not be understood to wish that establishments like these should be formed with a particular view to the objects of any relig ious sect , or be applied as powerful instruments of giving greater impression and currency to any set of
religious opinions . On the contrary , a grand advantage which they appear to offer is , that of taking religious instruction , and Christian profession out of the exclusive and prevailing influence of any one Christian sect , established or not established by la \ vk Every friend of truth and of mankind
must wish , that if large collections of young persons and children can be placed in circumstances more conducive to moral improvement and Christian knowledge than have hitherto existed , no time should be lost and no
exertion spared in effecting so great a purpose . As children of every class are / iow taught and trained , thpenances are great against the introduction of just views of God and of man , of duty and pf happiness , into the young
mind-Prejudices and errors of various kinds are a part , and that part the most inalienable , of their present inheritance ; and it is in vain to hope for any sufficient remedy from the present provisions of either public or private education . In public schools the
formation of moral character appears to be no part of the design \ ana in private establishments and domestic education it is highly improbable that the mind should not be expose ^ to influences , which pervert in different ways the moral and intellectu ^ powers that ought only to be developed . Onl y experiment can shew that in
co-operative societies , forrjaed -on Mr . Owen ' s principles and plans , with such deviations or additions as experience may suggest , the means would be provided of ex ^ ludmg particular prc ^ dv ^ fc anu < hurtful Jbqtuuences , and leadiijg on the rising generation , step bty ^ igp , in the path ^ p | jU # ^ te 4 g 9 and t «^| # odiies $ ., Let jt , however , be supposed , that at
6 Dr . Morell on Mrl Otoen ' a System of Education .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1822, page 6, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2508/page/6/