Continuous Education; Or, Practical Suggestions about Libraries, Discussion-Meetings [&C]

Continuous Education; Or, Practical Suggestions about Libraries, Discussion-Meetings [&C]

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... this art, who learns his lesson in the very sphere where the lesson is to be exemplified. Abstract study may make us learned theologians, clever men of science, profound philosophers, --association with the sphere of our duties can alone make us efficient helpers of our brethren. We can really learn the art of swimming, only by going into'the water. We can acquire the art of music, only by playing upon an instrument. 'And so with respect to the art of helping one another. We can only attain to it, in anything like an efficient manner, by mixing intimately in those elements of society where our efforts are the most needed. "The rudiments of our art are, then, as you see, of a very practical nature. Perhaps we are wrong in calling them rudiments at all. Still, they are elementary, and worthy to be borne in mind by the learner. Who is likely to help his brethren half so effectively, as the man who thinks of his religious obligation to do so, who carries about with him a sensitive heart, and who seeks daily to enlarge his acquaintance with the circumstances and sentiments of the parties to whom he would be useful? "We now proceed to notice some features of this art that are more directly experimental. Many persons understand and assent to the rudiments, who fail to manifest a suitable practice of the art. Many persons understand the theory of swimming--perhaps behold the water--perhaps go into it--who are never able to swim. And it is often so seen in this art of helping one another. Many a one there is, of the best principles, the largest knowledge, the most untiring energy, the most liberal disposition, who still fails of becoming such a helper as the world wants, and such as affords much stimulus to perseverance with the work. " more

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