late it, and secure its continuance, while heaven and earthremain.The next objection, urged against the education of the poor,is, that the most ignorant poor, in country villages, are thebest ; and that the poor, of large towns, as they gain in in-telligence, lose in character, and become corrupt, as theybecome knowing ; but the country poor, it should be remem-bered, are the fewest in number ; they are not exposed to allthose innumerable temptations which corrupt the populaceof large towns ; this, and not their ignorance, is the cause of their superior decency in morals and religion ; it is uncandidto oppose the poor of a confined village to the poor of awealthy and a boundless metropolis ; but taking subjects of O THE EDUCATIO OF THE POOR. S^comparison from the same spot, and under the same circum-stances, do we find that the ignorant of that place are betterthan the instructed of that place ? — Does any man's experi-ence enable him to assert, practically, that there is a connec-tion between uncultivated minds and righteous actions ? If we want to make a human being do that which is just, is itnecessary to make him think that which is sordid ? If wewish him to lift up his soul, in pious adoration, to his Saviourand his God, is it necessary to brutahze that soul which hisGod has given, and his Saviour redeemed ? Is there, canthere be any human being who wishes that these children,who come here to return their thanks for the Providence thathas watched over them, had been forsaken, passed over ;left to the influence of such principles as those by which theminds of the deserted poor are impressed ? — o reasonabledoubt can be raised; it cannot, with any colour of justice,be contended : every effect of their education which we wit-ness, is a solid gain to society; if temperance can be socalled ; if truth ; if honesty ; if a solemn, and deep adora-tion of the name, and of the laws of our Saviour Jesus Christ,are worthy of that appellation.