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at Leeds iA ^ ftrtt ^ tii ^; e several inhabitants of ttiat towrt have enabled tfeeraselVes to give certain infdraratkfti otf the subject . It is stated in t&e ninth Number of the Economist ,
' that a deputation was appointedby tlie township of Leeds , 1819 , to visit Mr . Owen ' s establishment at New Lanark , and there to examine into the practical results ; that this deputation consisted of Mr . Cawood , a gentleman who then filled the office of
Chtitfchwferden ; Mr . Oastler , an aged and benevolent character , and a principal leader among the resident Methodists at Leeds ; afcd' Mr . Baines , the proprietor of the Leeds Mercury , who is a member of a congregation of D 5 sseniors called Independents ; that one
cff Obese gentlemen was known , if any tMirtg , to be rat&er unfavourable to the system he was appointed to exaifcitfe , afcd neithe * of the two others had' aay bias in its favour ; and that , at ( fiflferent politfcal principles and
vartetis Religious persuasions , they were well qualified frotri their previous habits , aad pursuits to take a cool and i «* paffial view of the establishment , and * to form an accurate judgment npott its merits : that they returned from the examination to Leeds , full
df admiration of scenes of which they had been unable to form any previous conception , aild especially of the systtem of training and educating the children , and the happy effects which arose from it . " The Economist adds ,
" 1 have bad fhe pleasure of reading Mr , Cawood ' s private journal , and I do not remeflaber having been ever more deeply affected than by the delight with which that gentleman suffers the feelings of a benevolent heart to run over , as it were , in expressions of affectionate lwe ' and admiration of the
ohildrfen , and pf blessings on their inilocent and endearing deportment /* It is also stated , in the same Number , " that the Translator of the two published reports of Mr . Fellenberg ' s institution at Hofwyl , visited it in the summer of 1819 , and observed , that Ufte conduct , morals and behaviour of
eatfch new pttpii were almost ltamedi- * dlfely brotlgKt to the standard of those pfe ^ Jcm « l y trained to the rtiles , lrabits art $ P ifrteiitt 0 iis » of Mr . FellefAei ^ . In tfie seitiinaiy for t £ « r tf ch tftei ^ f # a ^ nB&ttt < i ( to pttfite ^ sev ^ ra m Abm , ataoftg * wmm \ Wt& pHnlees tim
nobleman ef itm&m ^ anks ; of w& 0 bH 9 as well as * their teachers , were actuated by oiie co ^ iTOon de § ire of ittpro ^ emeM aind anxiety 1 to resize the expectations of tHelr ifirector ,
whom they loved and reverenced . He . prpceeded always ilpon the imx > ortant principle , that the pleasure of doing well , if it has been enjoyed by the young minrf , will Be found a stimulus sufficiently strong to excite to great afcd continued exertion ; and that a child so brought up will always prefer doing well to doiflg il * . "
If these several reports are , in the main , statements of facts , they are facts which point to sacred duties and blessed effects ; and it can no longer be a question , in what way man can do flie greatest good to man . In anticipating' the use that may and that
must sooner or later be made of them , and its bright results , we seem to have escaped from a dark and chilling clime , till reminded , that even now a dense clourf of prej udice and illiberality hangs
over us , beneath which bigotry or selfism would still be seen , binding up every mind of man in the trammels of established creeds , and , to make the work sure , placing every infant mind under the absolute controul of the clergy . JOHN MORELL .
& % Mr . MannfagmMm . vb . V ^ A—3-
Exeter , Sir , November 9 , 1821 . IT has happened to the Sacred Scriptures , in some instances , to be interpreted in a different manner from any other writings , by straining the
sense of strong expressions to a greater height and a more universal extent than they were intended to iijnply . This observation is suggested by considering the passage , quoted by the Apostle Paul , Rom / iii . 10 , 11 , 12 , with great propriety to his subject , %
from Psa . xiv . 1 , 2 , 3 . In this passage the Psalmist spfeaks * of the Jews , among whom , he says , * ' There is none that doeth good * . * God looked down from heaven upon tfid cltffcfiren of tnen , to see if thertf wetfe v # nr tliat c | W
understand , that' did sfckW God . Evety one of thein is gcme tiatfc , tlxey ate altogether become fiStby , tlferei fe none that doetfr g <* 0 * , no not cwte . " Ao # * ft % thte arftf « Mt ike descriptlmHS , V *> tf 6 * $ ™ l ** & * $ &fc n ) i of wiMA' it-ta '> iv ^; mFpestdtoc , it
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1822, page 8, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2508/page/8/