American Journal of Education

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William Russell, William Channing Woodbridge, Fordyce Mitchell Hubbard
Otis, Broaders, 1839

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Page 238 - 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. But because our understanding cannot in this body found itself but on sensible things, nor arrive so clearly to the knowledge of God and things invisible, as by orderly conning over the visible and
Page 39 - of the human heart, and Franklin to enrich me with his practical wisdom, I shall not pine for want of intellectual companionship, and I may become a cultivated man though excluded from what is called the best society in the place where I live.
Page 243 - frugal and expenseless means only, and not let the healthy and stout bodies of young men rot away under him for want of this discipline, which is a great pity, and no less a shame to the commander. To set forward all these proceedings in nature and mathematics, what hinders but that they may procure,
Page 300 - holy day, but remember that command, Leviticus xix. 30—" Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord." 6. Remember that whensoever you hear, read, or conceive any divine truth,
Page 513 - been deemed manifest tokens of the righteous displeasure of Heaven. The questions proposed to the Synod were," What are the evils that have provoked the Lord to bring his judgments on New England ?" and " What is to be done that so these evils may be reformed ?
Page 246 - did, if he had somebody always to talk to him in this language. And when we so often see a Frenchwoman teach an English girl to speak and read French perfectly in a year or two, without any rule of grammar, or any thing else but prattling to her; 1 cannot but wonder, how gentlemen have been
Page 229 - humorous, the prose is almost purely didactic. THE TEACHER : or Moral Influences employed in the instruction and government of the young. New stereotype edition ; with an additional chapter on "The First Day in School." By Jacob Abbott, late Principal of the Mount Vernon Female School, Boston, Mass.
Page 241 - pronunciation, as near as may be to the Italian, especially in the vowels. For we Englishmen, being far northerly, do not open our mouths in the cold air wide enough to grace a southern tongue, but are observed by all other nations to speak exceeding close and inward, so that to smaller Latin with an English mouth, is as ill
Page 127 - Still, still Alexander and Clytus! At length, the praises of agriculture having been exemplified in the sagacious observation, that, had Alexander been holding the plough, he would not have run his friend Clytus through with a spear. this tried and serviceable old friend was banished by public edict in secula seculorum.
Page 81 - perceive the abbie lands have fleshed you and set your teeth on edge to ask also those colleges. I tell you sirs, I judge no land in England better bestowed than that which is given to our Universities, for by their maintenance our realme shall be well governed when we are dead and rotten. I love not learning so ill that

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