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acres advantages agricultural already appears association became better Book building called capital carry cause character charge Church co-operation co-operative condition cottage cultivation direct districts early effect employed England equal establishment evil Exchange existence experiment farm farmers feelings give given Government hand Harmony holdings human importance improvement increased individual industry institution interest labour Lanark land landlords less live London master means meeting ment mind Moral World movement natural necessary never object opinion Owen parish passed perhaps persons poor population possessed possible practical present principle produce profits purchase received religion remain rent result share Socialism society soon success supply taken things tion town trade village wages whole
Page 29 - But that which I found to be the most efficient check upon inferior conduct, was the contrivance of a silent monitor for each one employed in the establishment. This consisted of a four-sided piece of wood, about two inches long and one broad, each side coloured — one side black, another blue, the third yellow, and the fourth white, tapered at the top, and finished with wire eyes, to hang upon a hook with either side to the front. One of these was suspended in a conspicuous place near to each of...
Page 70 - ... there is a risk of elevating, by an indiscriminate education, the minds of those doomed to the drudgery of daily labour, above their condition, and thereby rendering them discontented and unhappy in their lot. It may suffice to teach the generality, on an economical plan, to read their bible and understand the doctrines of our holy religion.
Page 71 - An Experiment in Education, made at the Male Asylum of Madras ; suggesting a System by which a School or Family may teach itself under the Superintendence of the Master or Parent.
Page 55 - Mr. OWEN'S establishment at Lanark is essentially a manufacturing establishment, conducted in a manner superior to any other the deputation ever witnessed, and dispensing more happiness than perhaps any other institution in the kingdom where so many poor persons are employed, and is founded on an admirable system of moral regulation.
Page 55 - There is not, I apprehend, to be found in any part of the world a manufacturing village in which so much order, good government, tranquillity, and rational happiness prevail.
Page 30 - When the capital has accumulated sufficiently, the society may purchase land, live upon it, cultivate it themselves, and produce any manufactures they please, and so provide for all their wants of food, clothing, and houses. The society will then be called a community.
Page 71 - I much regret that I was not acquainted with the beauty of his system till somewhat advanced in my plan ; if I had known it, it would have saved me much trouble, and some retrograde movements.
Page 77 - I do not hesitate to say, — perish the cotton trade, perish even the political superiority of our country, (if it depends on the cotton trade,) rather than they shall be upheld by the sacrifice of everything valuable in life by those who are the means of supporting them.