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1882 edition. Excerpt: ...elementary education among the masses.
Their cardinal tenet was that every one has an equal right to read
the Bible and to preach. Hence from the start, in 1170, they had
something of biblical translations, and directly drew up vernacular
catechisms, as well as books of devotion. Their success in
publishing these books was such that their first persecutors say: "
Nothing has astonished us so much as that little girls, even of the
poor, have learned the Gospels and Epistles."2 Nor were the
Waldenses confined to a corner, as we often suppose. Their
principles were thought by their adversaries in the year 1300 to be
more widespread than those of any other heretics. The words of one
inquisitor of that era were: " Fere nulla est terra in qua haec
secta non sit." Other details in years somewhat later, though all
within the pre-reformation era, bring to light schools in many
other 1 Schmidt, Educational History, p. 159. Schmidt, Paedagogical
Encyclopaedia, s.v., Vol. x. p. 266. places, and those very
probably of no less antiquity than such as have been mentioned.
Among these school-seats are Brunswick, Spires, Halle, Baden, Goch,
Gerolshofen, Revel, Constance, Nuremberg, Ratisbon, Breslau,
Wurzburg, Ulm, Worms, Hoxter, Heidelberg, Kaufbeuren, Oppenheim,
Zittau, Ueberlingen, Bruchsal, Andernach, Griinberg, and so on.
This list indicates not only that mediaeval Germany was sown
broadcast with schools, but that some of them were maintained in
insignificant places, unless towns largo of yore have now strangely
dwindled. As a sign of flourishing schools, Herr Kriegk mentions
that at Cleves, in 1419, the schoolmaster was paid more than both
the city clerk and burgomaster, and that in the city records he had
nowhere detected any complaint of the teacher's...
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