Necessity of popular education: as a national object

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Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1834 - 262 頁
 

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第 46 頁 - The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.
第 57 頁 - First, we do amiss to spend seven or eight years merely in scraping together so much miserable Latin and Greek as might be learned otherwise easily and delightfully in one year.
第 39 頁 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! These charms shall work thy soul's eternal health, And love, and gentleness, and joy impart.
第 69 頁 - it is twice blessed — It blesses him that gives and him that takes," does he not utter beautiful poetry as well as unquestionable truth?
第 57 頁 - And though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them as well as the words and lexicons, he were nothing so much to be esteemed a learned man, as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only.
第 46 頁 - But under whose care soever a child is put to be taught, during the tender and flexible years of his life, this is certain, it should be one, who thinks. Latin and languages the least part of education...
第 207 頁 - President of the Philadelphia Society for alleviating the miseries of public prisons...
第 210 頁 - ... who for the most part discover their defect in excessive fears and griefs, and yet are not wholly destitute of the use of reason...
第 68 頁 - ... nothing in them amiable or exalted. They are as self-seeking as any of the nine animal propensities, and therefore may conveniently be classed with these, under the general denomination of the INFERIOR FEELINGS, to which, in the sequel of this work; it will often be necessary to allude.
第 46 頁 - Latin and language the least. part of education ; one, who knowing how much virtue, and a well-tempered soul, is to be preferred to any sort of learning or language, makes it his chief business to form the mind of his scholars and give that a right disposition...

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