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Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia, Volum 98
Herbert Baxter Adams
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1888
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Side 34 - so do I every opinion, with the injunction, 'Divide the counties into wards.' Begin them only for a single purpose ; they will soon show for what others they are the best instruments." TOWNSHIPS IMPRACTICABLE IN RURAL VIRGINIA. While admiring Jefferson's ideal of local government, one may
Side 127 - hue. They suppose themselves, indeed, to be whigs, because they no longer know what whiggism or republicanism means. It is in our seminary that that vestal flame is to be kept alive ; it is thence it is to spread anew over our own and the sister States. If we are true and vigilant in our
Side 80 - dated January 14, 1818, minutely explaining his plan for self-supporting elementary schools, Jefferson concludes : "A system of general instruction which shall reach every description of our citizens, from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so
Side 34 - JEFFERSON ON TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT. Jefferson greatly admired the town governments of New England, because of their compact, vigorous organization. He had experienced their energy at the time of the Embargo. " I felt the foundations of the Government shaken under my feet by the New England townships. There was not an individual in their States [New
Side 87 - proofs of the being of a God, the creator, preserver, " and supreme ruler of the universe, the author of all the relations of morality, and of the laws and obligations these infer, will be within the province of the professor of ethics ; to which adding the
Side 286 - out of the desire of the representatives of this Commonwealth to embrace every suitable occasion of testifying their sense of the unexampled merits of George Washington, Esquire, towards his country, and it is their wish in particular that these great works for its improvement, which, both as springing from the liberty which he has been so instrumental in establishing,
Side 127 - of Blackstone became the students' horn-book, from that moment that . profession (the nursery of our Congress) began to slide into toryism, and nearly all the young brood of lawyers now are ofthat hue. They suppose themselves, indeed,
Side 86 - be but that each generation, succeeding to the knowledge acquired by all those who preceded it, adding to it their own acquisitions and discoveries, and handing the mass down for successive and constant accumulation, must advance the knowledge and well-being of mankind, not infinitely, as some have said, but indefinitely, and to a term which no one can fix and foresee.
Side 88 - for their matter, and still more distinguished as models of the \ finest taste in style and composition. And the German now stands in a line with that of the most learned nations in richness of erudition and advance in the sciences. It is, too, of common descent with the