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academies acquire attain beautiful become believe better Boston boys called carry child common course culture difference direct discipline discussion duty endowed endowed schools English English study established experience expression facts fear feel give hand heart High Schools higher human idea importance improvement influence Institute instruction intellectual interest knowledge labor language lecture less lessons live look manner masters means meet method mind moral motives nature never object opinion parents perfect position practical present President Primary Schools principles progress proper public schools pupils questions reason receive reference regarded respect result rule scholars soul speak spirit success taught teacher teaching things thought tion tongue true truth universal whole young youth
29 ページ - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips, and cranks,* and wanton* wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
79 ページ - Those who have been brought up under the ordinary school-drill, and have carried away with them the idea that education is practicable only in that style, will think it hopeless to make children their own teachers. If, however, they •will call to mind that the all-important knowledge of surrounding objects which a child gets in its early years is got without...
97 ページ - Were once but deserts ; — culture's hand Has scattered verdure o'er the land, And smiles and fragrance rule* serene, Where barren wilds usurped the scene. And such is man. A soil which breeds Or sweetest flowers or vilest weeds ; Flowers lovely as the morning's light, Weeds deadly as the aconite ; Just as his heart is trained to bear The poisonous weed, or flow'ret fair.
87 ページ - The exaltation of talent, as it is called, above virtue and religion, is the curse of the age. Education is now chiefly a stimulus to learning, and thus men acquire power without the principles which alone make it a good. Talent is worshipped ; but, if divorced from rectitude, it will prove more of a demon than a god.
80 ページ - Who mdeed can watch the ceaseless observation and inquiry and inference going on in a child's mind, or listen to its acute remarks on matters within the range of its faculties, without perceiving that these powers...
41 ページ - There is no office higher than that of a teacher of youth; for there is nothing on earth so precious as the mind, soul, character of the child. No office should be regarded with greater respect. The first minds in the community should be encouraged to assume it. Parents should do all but impoverish themselves, to induce such to become the guardians and guides of their children.
88 ページ - An hour of solitude passed in sincere and earnest prayer, or the conflict with, and conquest over a single passion or ' subtle bosom sin,' will teach us more of thought, will more effectually awaken the faculty, and form the habit, of reflection, than a year's study in the Schools without them.
78 ページ - ... the facts in his memory in a way that no mere information heard from a teacher, or read in a school-book, can be registered. Even if he fails, the tension to which his faculties have been wound up insures his remembrance of the solution when given to him, better than half a dozen repetitions would. Observe again, that this discipline necessitates a continuous •organization of the knowledge he acquires. It is in the very nature of facts and inferences, assimilated in this normal manner, that...