A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS, For the Use of the more indigent Inhabitants of Cities, Towns, and Villages, through England and Wales, with Reflections On the Causes of the Decay of our Morals and National Piety, and the Means of removing them: Also A Copious School Book, For the Use of Sunday scholars, under the good care of Parents, Masters, and Mistresses. By Jonas Hanway, Esq.
London, Sold by Dodsley 1786 Multi-folding engraved tabular form to record pupils and their attendance. . Duodecimo marbled roan, gilt rules & titled to spine gilt dentelles (tips worn/rebacked). Titlepage + errata leaf +pp contents + lii + Contents of Intro. +74pp +pp +157pp +p blank +40pp Appendix. Lacks 2 leaves (M3&4) in the section on Sample stories for use in the schools and includes "Prayers for a Happy death". *Not a common book - a very early work on Sunday schools in three parts. After a general survey of the religious benefits there is a discussion of some more contoversial aspects of Sunday schools, eg. should the Sabbath be kept entirely free of work and the problem of the contribution children make to family income of the poor, the increase of crime and the young, danger of false refinements & learning etc. The second part deals with running a Sunday school, eg. teachers, punishment, curriculum, how to fund them etc. Part 3 is a complete sample of what should be taught with Alphabets, reading and examples of 50+ stories, lectures, morals to be drawn etc. The appendix deals with the setting up of trustees, their duties etc.
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Keywords: Sunday school early teaching religion