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Seite 323 - The Principles of Physiology, applied to the Preservation of Health, and to the Improvement of Physical and Mental Education.
Seite 122 - ... whereas, if after some preparatory grounds of speech by their certain forms got into memory, they were led to the praxis thereof in some chosen short book lessoned thoroughly to them, they might then forthwith proceed to learn the substance of good things, and arts in due order, which would bring the whole language 370 PHILOSOPHY OF TRAINING. quickly into their power.
Seite 122 - And that which casts our proficiency therein so much behind is our time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities; partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment and the final work of a head filled by long reading and observing with elegant maxims and copious invention. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
Seite 114 - I would particularly urge this point, which is the most important and the most delicate of all. Before we can decide on what should constitute a true primary Normal School, we must determine what ought to be the character of a simple elementary school, that is, a humble village school. The popular schools of a nation ought to be Imbued with the religious spirit of that nation.
Seite 114 - It can not be denied that it is. I ask then, is it our object to respect the religion of the people, or to destroy it? If we mean to set about destroying it, then. I allow, we ought by no means to have it taught in the people's schools. But if the object we propose to ourselves is totally different, we must teach our children that religion which civilized our lathers; that religion whose liberal spirit prepared, and can alone sustain, all the great institutions of modern times.
Seite 139 - The ancients called those fanatici who passed their times in temples (Juna/) and being often seized with a kind of enthusiasm, as if inspired by the Divinity, showed wild and antic gestures, cutting and slashing their arms with knives, shaking the head, &c.
Seite 183 - ... the statistics of finance and of national expenditure, and of civil and military establishments. Medical Statistics, strictly so called, will require at least two subdivisions; and the great subject of population, although it might be classed elsewhere, yet touches medical statistics on so many points, that it would be placed most conveniently, perhaps, in this division, and would constitute a third subdivision. Moral and Intellectual Statistics comprehend, 1st, the statistics of literature;...
Seite 118 - ... and yet finds food forever ; the power of regulating the habits and the business of life, so as to extract the greatest possible portion of comfort out of small means ; the refining and...
Seite 327 - We lately visited, in a large town, a boarding-school containing forty girls ; and we learnt, on close and accurate inquiry, that there was not one of the girls who had been at the school two years (and the majority had been as long), that was not more or less crooked...