Letters from Hofwyl

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - 372 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 243 - Experience has taught me that indolence in young persons is so directly opposite to their natural disposition to activity, that unless it is the consequence of bad education, it is almost invariably connected with some constitutional defect.
Σελίδα 274 - If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth liberally and upbraideth not.
Σελίδα 207 - A well-arranged family circle is the place, where each member, by participating in the other's joys and sorrows, pleasures and misfortunes, by teaching, advice, consolation, and example, is inspired with sentiments of single-mindedness, of charity, of mutual confidence, of noble thoughts, of high feelings, and of virtue. " In such a circle can a true religious sense take the firmest and the deepest root. Here it is that the principles of Christian feeling can...
Σελίδα 7 - ... it is certainly a good, rather than an evil. If, on the contrary, there exists in these places of education a system of premature debauchery, and if they only prevent men from being corrupted by the world, by corrupting them before their entry into the world, they can then only be looked upon as evils of the greatest magnitude, however they may be sanctioned by opinion, or rendered familiar to us by habit.
Σελίδα 18 - the individual, independent activity of the pupil is of much greater importance than the ordinary busy officiousness of many who assume the office of educators...
Σελίδα 191 - Switzerland — of farmers, men of business, mechanics, professional men, and persons in public employ, whose means do not allow them to furnish their children an education of accomplishments, and who do not wish to have them estranged from the simplicity of the paternal mansion...
Σελίδα 188 - Buchsee, in which visit we were accompanied by M. De Fellenberg. What we learned from the conversation of this patriotic and high-minded man we cannot find space here to say. His words are better read in the establishments which he has founded, and which he superintends, and in the influence which his example and his precepts have had on the rest of Switzerland, and on other parts of Europe.
Σελίδα 325 - I ought in this place to mention that a few of the pupils of Wehrli are employed in mechanical, in place of agricultural labours ; but they are subject to the same regulations with the rest in all other respects. LETTER XXXI. PRINCIPLES TO BE OBSERVED IN FOUNDING A RURAL SCHOOL. My dear Friend, — The principles on which the school for the poor is established, were — to employ agriculture as the means of moral education for the poor, and to make their labours the means of defraying the expense...
Σελίδα 18 - Instead of pursuing this course, we endeavour, by bestowing the utmost care upon the cultivation of the conscience, the understanding, and the judgment, to light up a torch in the mind of every pupil, which shall enable him to observe his own character, and shall set in the clearest light all the exterior objects which claim his attention. " A great variety of exereises of the body and the senses are employed to prepare our pupils for the fulfilment of their destination.
Σελίδα 224 - These circumstances, combined with the want of tact in reference to the affairs of common life, materially impaired his powers of usefulness as a practical instructor of youth. The rapid progress of his ideas rarely allowed him to execute his own plans; and...

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