Albert Gardner Boyden and the Bridgewater State Normal School: A Memorial Volume

1919 - 157 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 152 - We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven ; that which we are, we are ; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Σελίδα 135 - But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Σελίδα 137 - Not myself, but the truth that in life I have spoken, Not myself, but the seed that in life I have sown, Shall pass on to ages, — all about me forgotten, Save the truth I have spoken, the things I have done.
Σελίδα 15 - I consider this event as marking an era in the progress of education, — which, as we all know, is the progress of civilization, — on this western continent and throughout the world.
Σελίδα 151 - For rigorous teachers seized my youth, And purged its faith, and trimmed its fire, Showed me the high, white star of Truth, There bade me gaze, and there aspire.
Σελίδα 12 - Legislature of 1845, asking for the appropriation of five thousand dollars, to be placed at the disposal of the Board of Education, for the purpose of...
Σελίδα 9 - If, then, the first step toward a reform in our system of popular education be the scientific preparation of teachers for the free schools, our next inquiry becomes, How can we soonest and most perfectly achieve an object on every account so desirable? The ready and obvious answer is, establish an institution for the very purpose.
Σελίδα 15 - ... medium and guise of republican forms, an oligarchy of profligate and flagitious men will govern the land ; nay, the universal diffusion and ultimate triumph of all-glorious Christianity itself must await the time when knowledge shall be diffused among men through the instrumentality of good schools. Coiled up in this institution, as in a spring, there is a vigor whose uncoiling may wheel the spheres.
Σελίδα 11 - ... the sum of five hundred dollars to be expended in procuring a library and apparatus, and that they give reasonable assurance that the scholars shall be accommodated with board within a suitable distance, at an expense not exceeding two dollars per week.
Σελίδα 15 - I had ever performed, to have been insured that, at the end of that period, I should see what our eyes this day behold. We now witness the completion of a new and beautiful Normal School-house for the State Normal School at Bridgewater.

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