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MORAL TRAINING SCHOOL,
DAVID STOW, ESQ.
Honorary Secretary to the Glasgow Free Normal Seminary, Author of "Moral Training," etc.
EIGHTH EDITION, ENLARGED.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,
66 TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO."
66 PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE."
IN presenting another Edition of THE TRAINING SYSTEM, we do so from a conviction of its power in effecting the great end of popular education. The success of the system, wherever fairly carried out, may now be considered a matter of history and experience.
My primary object in working out and presenting this system to the public twenty-five to thirty years ago, was to provide an antidote to the demoralising influence of large THE SYMPATHY OF NUMBERS, which gives to large towns all their power for evil or for good, was not considered or provided for in any of our school systems. We had not moral training in school-no provision was made for the cultivation of the moral affections and physical habitschildren were trained on the streets by companions, without the superintendence of parents or schoolmasters,—no means were provided whereby this gap in the moral training of youth could be filled up. In school the head, or rather the verbal memory of the child, at the best, was cultivated-the whole man, according to the rule of Scripture and the dictates of nature, was not trained.
New or additional school premises and apparatus were found necessary for these purposes, and masters required to