Prize Essay and Lectures, Delivered Before the American Institute of Instruction ... Including the Journal of Proceedings, 43 tomas

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American Institute of Instruction., 1873
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33 psl. - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more •than is meet, and it tendeth to poverty.
112 psl. - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
198 psl. - Experience has proven that even young pupils take up these courses of reading in literature as well as in science with avidity. In schools where they have been introduced no exercises are so eagerly anticipated or so thoroughly enjoyed. We take great pains to make classical students appreciate the simple majesty of HOMER, the elegance of VIRGIL, the sublimity of the Greek tragedians, and the vigor and brilliancy of HORACE. But the body of English literature, as it exists, contains more of grandeur...
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84 psl. - Education makes a man a more intelligent shoemaker, if that be his occupation, but not by teaching him how to make shoes; it does so by the mental exercise it gives, and the habits it impresses.
113 psl. - ... the morals of youth. It represses vicious inclinations, it inspires love of character, and it awakens honorable aspirations. In short, I have no conception of any manner in which the popular republican institutions under which we live could possibly be preserved, if early education were not freely furnished to all, by public law, in such forms that all shall gladly avail themselves of it.
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159 psl. - ... the power is the guilt of its use for purposes vain or vile ; and hitherto the greater the art, the more surely has it been used, and used solely, for the decoration of pride,* or the provoking of sensuality. Another course lies open to us. We may abandon the...
177 psl. - ... quality is illustrated by examples. The child is called upon to use a smooth and pleasant intonation in speaking, in reading, in recitation, and in singing. Above all, he is taught to avoid a noisy use of the voice. As preliminary to the exercise of the voice in singing— and it applies to reading as well — the young children are trained in the following points: — 1.
89 psl. - The age wants heroes — heroes who shall dare To struggle in the solid ranks of truth ; To clutch the monster error by the throat ; To bear opinion to a loftier seat ; To blot the era of oppression out, And lead a universal freedom in.

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