The Massachusetts Teacher, Volume 8

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Mass. Teachers' Association, 1855

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Page 92 - s. Punctuality. It is said of Melancthon, that when he made an appointment, he expected not only the hour, but the minute, to be fixed, that no time might be wasted in the idleness of suspense ; and of Washington, that when his secretary, being repeatedly late in his attendance, laid the blame on his watch, he said, ■
Page 124 - of 27,621,862 persons. A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With Supplementary Chapters on the History of Literature and Art. By William Smith, LL. D., Editor of the Dictionaries of " Greek and Roman Antiquities"
Page 337 - True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance.
Page 261 - WHAT AGE SHOULD CHILDREN ENTER SCHOOL ? " Then infant reason grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care."—Thomson. The last number of the Teacher contained as its leading article an essay upon this subject:
Page 17 - Harp ? harp ? lyre ? pen and ink, boy, you mean ! Muse, boy, muse ? your nurse's daughter you mean ! Pierian spring? oh! ay! the cloister pump, I suppose!' Nay, certain introductions, similes, and examples, were placed by name on a list of interdictions. Among the similes there was, I remember, that of the Manchineal fruit, as suiting
Page 30 - After remarks by Messrs. Leach, Strong, Kneeland and Hagar, these resolutions, on motion of Mr. Gage, were unanimously adopted. The Association then proceeded to the election of officers for the ensuing year. The following gentlemen, constituting the nominated list, were unanimously chosen.
Page 257 - INSTRUCTION. The 26th Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, will be held in Bath, Me., on the 21st, 22d, and 23d days of August. Lectures will be delivered by Professor Taylor Lewis, LL. D., of Union College, Schenectady, Rev. G. Reynolds, of West Roxbury, Mass., Rev. FD Huntington, of Boston, Prof.
Page 82 - but justly, too. 9. A .little present punishment, when the occasion arises, is more effectual than the threatening of a greater punishment should the fault be renewed. 10. Never allow pupils to do at one time what you have forbidden, under the like circumstances, at another. 11. Teach the young that the only sure and easy
Page 97 - It (teaching) has all the interest of a great game of chess, with living creatures for pawns and pieces, and your adversary, in plain terms, the devil; truly he plays a very tough game, and is very hard to beat, if I ever do beat him.
Page 54 - the Inauguration of the Peabody Institute.] I come to add the final reason why the working man,—by which I mean the whole brotherhood of industry—should set on mental culture and that knowledge which is wisdom, a value so high—only not supreme—subordinate alone to the exercises and hopes of religion itself. And that is, that therein he shall so

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