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Original and Selected Papers. Page
Page Am I my Brother's Keeper ? 125
Westminster-Three Sundays in 123 Are We Doing any Good ?
York Industrial Ragged School 187 Boys' Meetings-New York
210 Destitution and Crime, with some of
Miscellaneous. their Causes and a Remedy sug- Guthrie, Dr., Extracts from a Speech gested . 1 of
51 Dwellings of the Poor, Model Lodg- Duncan Testimonial, the appropria ing Houses, Beer Shops, etc. 149 tion of the
54 Emigration, in connection with Emigrant's Letter from New York:
7 Ragged and Industrial Schools 181 Have Ragged Schools reached their Emigration Movement Testimony
67 of Captain Carr 86 Paris Ragged School
205 Extracts from an Emi
Ragged School Union, Abstract of grant's Letters 87 Eighth Annual Report of the
. 101 Departure of more Emi
Ragged School Union, Proceedings grants.
88 at the Eighth Anniversary of the . 103 Emigration, Shall it be continued ?' 141 Seed Cast into the Ground
137 The Scholars' Appeal 141 Deputation to Sir J.
67 ments of Themselves
Ragged School, Á
Juvenile Aristocracy, To the · 176 Helpless be Emigrants or Convicts? 147 Speak to him kindly
29 Field Lane School and Dormitory 82
The Duke and the Earl
213 Friendless Boy's Home, The Liver
There's Work enough to do
Three Views through Time's TeleAsylum for, in New scope; or Past, Present, Future 8 York.
46 Fruit Appearing
Plans and Progress.
81 How shall Prisons be made Empty ? 64 Bible Prizes, 17, 48, 71, 93, 117, 132, Indiscriminate Almsgiving
201 157, 177, 195, 214, 236. Ireland, her Curse and Cure 24 Dublin Ragged Schools
216 Manchester and its Juvenile Refuge, Delegates, Meeting of, from the Visit to 232 Ragged Schools
12, 91, 115 Mint, The
127 Edinburgh Industrial Schools . 68 Parents' Meetings
128 Hull Ragged and Industrial Schools 69 Pauperism versus Ragged Schools
10 Prison Scenes.—No. I. The Recep- Lectures to the Poor
214, 235 tion Room
151 Missionary to the Ragged Children No. 11. The Chap- of London
195 lain's Room.
32 No. II. Continued 189 North Street Schools, The
135 No. III.
206 Preventive and Reformatory Schools, No. IV. Conclusion 227 Conference at Birmingham, DeR. C. of Sheffield Ragged School 47
cemba: 10th, on
15 Ragged Boy, The History of a
4 Preventive and Reformatory School Ragged Schools; their Locality, Ope
50 rations, Condition, and Results:- Ragged School Addresses, No. v. 34 Agar Town 21 Ragged School Repository
94 Hoxton 61 Steppers
50, 72 Gray's Yard, 121 Shoe-blacks' Dormitory, The 50 King's Cross 161 Shoe-black Society, The Ragged School 132 Field Lane
221 Shoe-blacks' Fête, The London 178 Ragged Schools, A Word in Behalf Shoe-blacks, The Dublin .
178 of the
5 Superintendents, The Character and Rough House, The, Hamburg 44 Duties of
30 Thomas Wright, the Prisoner's Friend 173 Writing? Are you able to read
Correspondence. Page Emigration, On, J. M., Temple 217 Dr. Bell on
236 E. P. W.
57 Golden Lane School, Ladies' Sale on behalf of
57 A Self-Denying Bible Prize Competitor
75 Magazine, The-Its value, and the
importance of being sustained and more widely circulated. Letters
from Dr. Bell of Edinburgh . 72 E. H.
95 A Ragged School Teacher
18 The Poor Man's Friend
37 Adams, John.
57 Parents' Meetings
128 Pictorial Lectures to Parents and Children
135 Rewards to Children
55 Waterford Ragged School
73 Children's Gallery. Bees, a Swarm of, from a Scriptural Hive
58 Bouquet and the Bible, The
58 Children can help God's Cause 158 Edward VI. and his Bible
98 My First Visit
38 Object of Pity, An
99 Ragged Boy's Progress, The
98 Notices of Books, etc. Band of Hope Review
36 Bible Class Magazine
18 Bible Gleanings
137 Chapters on Prisons and Prisoners 97 Faith in Earnest
137 Hearths of the Poor, The
36 Little Henry's Holiday at the Great Exhibition
18 Infant Class in the Sunday School, The
139 Notes and Narratives of a Six Years Mission, etc.
138 Religious Progress and lectures on the Lord's Prayer
137 Reports of Her Majesty's Inspectors
of Schools, Extract from the 198 Scripture Teacher's Assistant 198 Shoe-blacks and Broomers
36 Sunday School Union Magazine 18 Sunday School Teacher's Class Register
18 Tracts for the New Year :
18 Westminster Juvenile Refuge, The
Editor's Portfolio. Benevolence versus Selfishness . 197 Bible Fruit
197 Convicts, Statistics of
Children of Prisons.
76 Christianity in Humble Life
77 Intemperance, Pauperism, and Crime 9 Juvenile Offenders
195 Lost Child, The
95 Memory of the Good, The
97 Picture, A Fine
76 Singular Avocation and Mode of Life 196 Teachers, The Importance of . 75
Intelligence. Notices of Meetings of SchoolsBrewer's Court Ragged Schools 139 Birmingham, Slaney Street, do. 59 Bermondsey do.
77 Carr Street, Stepney, do..
100 Chatham do.
200 Crown Square, Walworth, do.
18 Compton Place and Sandwich St. do 119 Camden Town do.
. 140 Dorchester Place Refuge .
. 118 Dover Female Ragged School . 140 Dolphin Court, Spitalfields, do. 99 Duncan Yard, Deptford, do.
19 Edward's Mews do.
. 100 Exeter Buildings do.
59 Foster Street do.
100, 219 Field Lane do.
118 Gravesend do..
179 Gray's Yard do.
78 Golden Lane do. Goldsmith Place do.
. 179 Grotto Passage do.
. 160 Hammersmith and Chiswick do. 19 Huntsworth Mews &Lisson Grove do. 78 Hull Ragged and Industrial Schools 79 Ipswich Ragged School Jersey do.
80 Jurston Street do.
59 King's Cross do.
99 Lamb and Flag do. .
120 Liverpool Ragged School
239 North Street, Whitechapel do. 39 Norwich do.
60 Nottingham do.
60 Paddington Wharfs do.
199 Ratcliff Ragged and Industrial Schools
199 Ramsgate Ragged Schools
. 200 Southampton do.
219 Sterling Ragged and Industrial
40 Windmill Street, Lambeth, do. 199 Whitechapel do.
79 Whitehaven Ragged Schools, The opening of
100 Woolwich Ragged School
19, 89 York do.
RAGGED SCHOOL UNION
DESTITUTION AND CRIME,
WITH SOME OF THEIR CAUSES, AND A REMEDY SUGGESTED. It is universally admitted that "prevention is better than cure." That destitution is the fruitful source of crime, and, in most cases, the unhappy fruit of improvidence and intemperance, daily observation and experience afford too much proof to admit of the possibility of a doubt. An inquiry, therefore, into some of the causes of those habits of the working classes, which result in destitution and delinquency, must be of importance. It can hardly be considered probable that men would voluntarily plunge themselves and their families into such extreme misery, unless there were some powerful inducements to influence them to such steps, which human nature is not able to resist.
That such inducements exist there is abundant proof. It is to these, which may be regarded as the root of much of the existing evils, that we are desirous to wield the axe, trusting, by the Divine blessing, great good will be the result. For example :
One man, a calker, who was earning on an average £3 a week, seldom took home, towards the support of himself, wife, and five or six small children, more than 98., or at most 158. He rarely returned home sober. This man has now left his wife and family, and gone to
woman is left to do the best she can for herself and her six small children. Thus, those who were once respectable, and ought to be so now, are reduced to extreme necessity. Three of the children have to thank the Ragged Schools for the education they have and are receiving
It has often occasioned much surprise, that the homes of labouring men and mechanics, who have been in constant work, and in the regular receipt of good wages, should be so wretchedly furnished; their wives and children, as well as themselves, so sadly clad, and so scantily fed; so that, in multitudes of instances, the children are literally driven into
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