Moral and Religious Education of the Working Classes: The Speech of Lord Ashley, M. P., in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, February 28, 1843 (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Moral and Religious Education of the Working Classes: The Speech of Lord Ashley, M. P., In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, February 28, 1843 Sir, - The question, that I have undertaken to submit to the deliberation of this House, is one so prodigiously vast, and so unspeakably important, that there may well be demanded an apology, if t an explanation, from any individual member who presumes to handle so weighty and so difficult a matter. And, Sir, had any real difference of opinion existed, I should probably have refrained from the task; but late events have, I fear, proved that the moral condition of our people is unhealthy and even perilous - all are pretty nearly agreed that something further must be attempted for their welfare; and I w venture, therefore, to offer, for the discussion, both matter and opportunity. Surely, Sir, it will t be necessary as a preliminary to this motion to enquire on whom should rest the responsibility of our present condition - our duty is to examine the moral state of the country; to say whether it be safe, hourable, happy, and becoming the dignity of a Christian kingdom; and, if it be t so, to address ourselves to the cure of evils which, unlike most inveterate and deeply-rooted abuses, though they cant be suffered to exist without danger, may be removed without the slightest grievance, real or imaginary, to any community or even any individual. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.