Annual Report of the Commissioners ..., Том 21, Част 2

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Страница 117 - Each of the several cities and towns in this State be and they hereby are authorized and empowered to make all needful provisions and arrangements concerning habitual truants and children not attending school, without any regular and lawful occupation, growing up in ignorance...
Страница 629 - Science then Shall be a precious visitant ; and then, And only then, be worthy of her name : For then her heart shall kindle ; her dull eye, Dull and inanimate, no more shall hang Chained to its object in brute slavery; But taught with patient interest to watch The processes of things, and serve the cause Of order and distinctness, not for this Shall it forget that its most noble use, Its most illustrious province, must be found In furnishing clear guidance, a support Not treacherous, to the mind's...
Страница 623 - God hath framed the mind of man as a mirror or glass capable of the image of the universal world, and joyful to receive the impression thereof, as the eye joyeth to receive light...
Страница 629 - We shall be wise perforce ; and while inspired By choice, and conscious that the Will is free, Unswerving shall we move, as if impelled By strict necessity, along the path Of order and of good.
Страница 628 - Wherefore that here we may briefly end : of Law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power : both Angels and men and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Страница 617 - With a view of exemplifying the most approved systems of culture, various rotations of cropping are followed upon separate divisions of the farm. The system of house-feeding cattle is pursued both summer and winter. The arrangements for affording to the pupils as large an amount of information as possible upon every branch of the business of farming, including dairy husbandry, the fattening of cattle, the breeding and rearing of different kinds...
Страница 670 - ... between them than there is around them ; and all the new substance appears alike. But in the course of two days more, we find that fresh material is deposited between the separated pieces of the tendons, and that it is firmer than that around, and has firm hold on the ends of the separated pieces, and connects them, though as yet (if I may so say) only clumsily. After this, however, each day finds the connecting substance becoming firmer, tougher, and more like the texture of the tendon itself....
Страница 662 - ... as it is called, a book or a science, without any regard to the manner in which it is done. The faculties are strengthened by the use of the faculties; but this doctrine has been quoted to shield a mode of teaching, in which they were not used at all ; and hence has arisen a great amount of teaching, which has had very little effect, either in communicating knowledge, or giving efficiency to mind. Let us, then, come to the truth of the question. It is important what I study : for it is important...
Страница 670 - The exact fitness of every part of a living body for its present office, not as an independent agent, but as one whose work must be done in due proportion with many others concurring in operation with it, is a very marvellous thing : but it seems much more so, that in the embryo, each of these parts was made fit for offices and relations that were then future : and yet more marvellous than all it seems, that each of them should still have capacity for action in events that are not only future, but...
Страница 661 - ... 2. These remarks will enable us to correct an error which of late has done very much evil to the science of education, Some years since, I know not when, it was supposed, or we have said it was supposed, that the whole business of education was to store the mind with facts. Dugald Stewart, I believe, somewhere remarks that the business of education, on the contrary, is to cultivate the original faculties.

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