The reformed school by John Dury.

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Title
The reformed school by John Dury.
Author
Dury, John, 1596-1680.
Publication
London :: Printed by R.D. for Richard Wodnothe ...,
[1649?]
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Education -- Early works to 1800.
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"The reformed school by John Dury." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A37084.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 20, 2024.

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Concerning an Association for the Educa∣tion of Children.

UPON the motion which is made of entring into a Socie∣tie, wherin a certain number of Children, Boyes & Girles, should be educated unto Reli∣gion, to Morall Sciences & Virtues; we shall return this Answer.

1. That we hope never to bee found un∣willing to contribute that which we can, to∣wards the Advancement of Godliness in any Body or Societie; or towards the Reforma∣tion of Vices, which bring the judgments of God upon this Babylonian Generation wherin we live.

2. That we conceive the wayes of Chri∣stian Associations amongst those that are of

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riper years; and the Rules of Christian edu¦cation amongst those that are not yet come to years of discretion, to be most conducible unto these ends: therefore as we shall bee willing to become serviceable, and concurre with such as entertai these thoughts; so wee shall desire to see the hand of Providence leading, and opening a door for action to us.

3. And that we may be able to discover whether yea or no, how far, what way, and with whom this Aim should be prosecuted; we shall offer (to those that make the Motion to us, and to all others whose inclinations may bend this way) these following points to be taken into consideration: that if upon the Proposall thereof, any just Engagement doth follow; we may see God before us in the prosecution of this Enterprise.

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