Bulletin Volume 2-4

Bulletin Volume 2-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...and when even more men in proportion to the population were sacrificed than in our time. The Crusades were immediately followed by a magnificent development of the arts and crafts of Europe, the accomplishment of which has never been equalled since. The guilds organized technical training, arranging for apprenticeship and journeymen work and then master workmanship, until some of the best work ever achieved was secured. These returned crusaders and their immediate successors made the most beautiful stained glass, the most beautiful bells, the finest hammered ironwork, the most charming illuminated books, the best carved woodwork and stonework and the most exquisite gold and silver pieces that have ever been made. This was the result of an education organized among themselves and accomplishing these wonderful results because it enlisted the heartiest co-operation of the workmen themselves and aroused their wills to the highest achievement. Men do things when they want to do them very much, but never when they merely want to nil in time, or to earn wages however high they may be, or to fulfill conventional tasks which have been set them. I feel sure that there is another aspect of this educational movement of the Knights of Columbus that will be of great significance. I cannot but think that men who receive the training in our schools will learn by example rather than by precept, though Someone ventured to say not long ago that there seemed to be three degrees of comparison for human conduct that were being propagated here in America. All our teaching, especially all our suggestion as regards success in life for young folks, seemed to focus on these. They were put into words somewhat as follows: Get on, get honor, get honest, the superlative. Get...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532228
  • 9781236532220