Lecture Delivered Before the Georgia Historical Society, February 29th and March 4th, 1844, on the Subject of Education

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11 ページ - Yet must I think less wildly:— I have thought Too long and darkly; till my brain became, In its own eddy boiling and o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, My springs of life were poisoned.
10 ページ - ... prevented his allowing such an opportunity to pass unimproved. "The object of education," says he, "is to make man intelligent, wise, useful, happy. In its enlarged sense, it is to prepare him for action and felicity in two worlds," — p. 8. What, then, is the natural order of imparting this education? "In childhood, the first object is to exercise the senses, and learn the qualities of those things on which life and health and freedom from pain depend,
12 ページ - ... best mode of college organization." In which last he decides, that it is better to have many well educated than a few profoundly instructed, — and, of consequence, that many colleges, scattered through the country, are to be preferred to one or two great central ones. "Eaton and Harrow, of England, are far more efficient sources of discipline and enlightenment than Oxford and Cambridge.