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Robert Morup Ixone
AS IT RESPECTS THE INDUSTRIOUS CLASSES
OF THE COMMUNITY :
AMONG OTHER IMPORTANT PARTICULARS,
An Account of the Institution for the Education
ONE THOUSAND POOR CHILDREN,
Borough Road, Southwark;
AND OF THE NEW SYSTEM OF EDUCATION ON WHICH
IT IS CONDUCTED.
BY JOSEPH LANCASTER.
From the Third London Edition, with Additions.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
NEW-YORK FREE SCHOOL.
New-York Free School.
THE system of education introduced by Joseph Lancaster into England, has excited considerable notice, and received an unusual share of public commendation. The volume, therefore, which he has presented to the public on the subject, might, perhaps, have been regarded as of sufficient importance to have merited a re-publication in this country, even though no additional motive for that measure existed.
The complete success of the experiment which has here been made of that system, and the interest which the public have evinced, by their frequent enquiries for his work, seem to render the re-publication, if not absolutely expedient, peculiarly proper.
As the Society which has been established in New-York is materially connected with this subject, it is thought that a sketch of it may with advantage be given as an introduction to the book. Such a sketch may answer several useful
purposes. It will shew that the pretensions of this celebrated teacher are not those of a visionary projector, because the