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Side 299 - It shall be the duty of the president, professors, and tutors of the University at Cambridge, and of the several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of academies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation...
Side 21 - And oh ! may Heaven their simple lives prevent From luxury's contagion, weak and vile ! Then, howe'er crowns and coronets be rent, A virtuous populace may rise the while, And stand a wall of fire around their much-loved Isle. O Thou! who pour'd the patriotic tide That stream'd thro...
Side 61 - Instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation, and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Side 165 - Sir," said I, after puzzling a long time over "more requiring more and less requiring less" — "will you tell me why I sometimes multiply the second and third terms together and divide by the first — and at other times multiply the first and second and divide by the third?
Side 212 - There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us. Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
Side 48 - The object is, to give to children resources that will endure as long as life endures, — habits that time will ameliorate. not destroy,— occupations that will render sickness tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable, life more dignified and useful, and therefore death less terrible...
Side 299 - ... the principles of piety and justice and a sacred regard to truth; love of their country, humanity and universal benevolence; sobriety, industry and frugality; chastity, moderation and temperance; and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Side 310 - Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom, none but virtue; virtue, none but knowledge ; and neither freedom, nor virtue, nor knowledge has any vigor, or immortal hope, except in the principles of the Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion.
Side 212 - ... and increase the usefulness of said schools ; which report shall be read in open town meeting, in February, March, or April, in each year, or be printed and distributed for the use of the inhabitants...
Side 59 - In a wisely governed school of this description, the manners of the boys are softened and their minds refined, while the girls are placed under that measure of restraint which conduces to self-respect, watchfulness, and dignity of character. Besides, both sexes become acquainted with the good qualities of each other's minds and hearts. The friendships which exist among them are more likely to be founded upon esteem, upon a perception of kindness, of honor, of scholarship, and such like virtues in...

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