Lectures on Popular Education: Delivered to the Edinburgh Association for Procuring Instruction in Useful and Entertaining Science

Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1834 - 130 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 61 - The voluntary outpouring of the public feeling, made to-day, from the North to the South, and from the East to the West, proves this sentiment to be both just and natural.
Σελίδα 92 - Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, And teach the young idea how to shoot...
Σελίδα 43 - And though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, yet if he have not studied the solid things in them as well as the words and lexicons, he were nothing so much to be esteemed a learned man, as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother dialect only.
Σελίδα 42 - that the child should be instructed in the arts which will be useful to the man;" since a finished scholar may emerge from the head of Westminster or Eton in total ignorance of the business and conversation of English gentlemen in the latter end of the eighteenth century.
Σελίδα 62 - Power arranging planetary systems, fixing, for instance, the trajectory of Saturn, or constructing a ring of two hundred thousand miles diameter to surround his body, and be suspended like a magnificent arch over the heads of his inhabitants; and, at the other, bending a hooked tooth, concerting and providing an appropriate mechanism, for the clasping and reclasping of the filaments of the feather of the humming bird.
Σελίδα 43 - ... of a family, and to behave properly when they have become such. In every part of her life, a woman feels some conveniency or advantage from every part of her education. It seldom happens that a man, in any part of his life, derives any conveniency or advantage from some of the most laborious and troublesome parts of his education.
Σελίδα 42 - And because it is deplorable to consider the loss which children make of their time at most schools, employing, or rather casting away, six or seven years in the learning of words only, and that too very imperfectly...
Σελίδα 99 - ... all, without distinction of sex, under their authority ; when we receive them from the government of our country, we must obey our rulers; and when our sex take the obligations of marriage, and receive protection and support from the other, it is reasonable that we too should yield obedience. Yet is neither the child, nor the subject, nor the wife, under human authority, but in subservience to the divine. Our highest responsibility is to God, and our highest interest is to please him ; therefore,...
Σελίδα 97 - ... knowledge should be appreciated for its own sake, and not merely as a distinction. The superiority of cultivated women is, in every thing, very apparent. They have been accustomed to think, and to discriminate, and their opinion is not a mere momentary impulse. Their sphere, too, is enlarged, — they are not so much actuated by selfish feelings, or so liable to .receive partial, and consequently erroneous, impressions.
Σελίδα 12 - ... and gigantic hyena, many of which have become extinct. Five successive races of plants, and four successive races of animals, appear to have been created and swept away by the physical revolutions of the globe, before the system of things became so permanent as to fit the world for man. In none of these formations, .whether called secondary, tertiary, or diluvial, have the fossil remains of man, or any of his works, been discovered. At last, man was created, and since that period there haa been...

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