Correspondence To the Editor of the Ragged School Union Magazine….Sir,—In the Prospectus of your excellent Magazine, I observe you set apart a portion of your pages for Correspondence; may I therefore be allowed to make a few remarks on the origin of the term “Ragged,” as applied to Schools.
Great difficulties having been experienced by Teachers in keeping order and communicating useful instruction in Ragged Schools, a few hints by a fellow- worker may not be altogether useless. Read more…
Guild with the bloodless check,
Poor wanderer pale and weak,
Whose heart has never learn’d to share
The kindness of a mother’s care—
Come to the Ragged School.
In our last communication, we gave some accounts of the rise, progress, and results of the Ragged School in the Old Stable. These would show the necessity for such institutions, and their adaptation to the wants of these long neglected children of the streets. The reader would at once see, that, in cases not a few, ignorance is the parent of crime, and that the best and most simple means for the moral and physical elevation of such a class is to give them a useful and religious education. Read more…
1849 February: Ragged School Union Magazine; The Ragged School Union: Its Principles And Mode Of Operation
The principles of this Society are benevolent, philanthropic, scriptural; they are, moreover, missionary and aggressive. They are the same as those which glowed in the bosom of Wilberforce, animated the affections of Raikes, and fired the energy of Chalmers; the same as those which roused the philanthropy of Howard, kindled the zeal of St. Paul, and filled the soul of the Divine Saviour himself. Read more…