Derriana; Essays and Occasional Verses Chiefly Relating to the Diocese of Derry

Derriana; Essays and Occasional Verses Chiefly Relating to the Diocese of Derry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: Ibelieve as Lord John Russell has said, that such an education (which is not avowedly religious), is only half an education, with the most important half neglected; ' and we require but little experience of the world to know that if the principles of religion be not instilled in youth, it is vain to expect to find them in after years. ' The things thou hast not gathered in thy youth, ' says Ecclesiasticus, 'how shalt thou find them in thy old age? " 1 The young mind is easily moulded to 1 Ecol. xxii. 3. 16" THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG any shape we please, and the impressions made upon it usually remain in after life. Some trifling words, some thoughtless remark, or, it' may be some pious admonition, frequently exercises a magic influence over the unformed mind of the child, giving it a particular bias for good or evil. This idea has been beautifully expressed by the distinguished American writer Long fellow in his Outre Mer. If says he we trace back to its fountain the mighty torrent which fertilizes the land with its abundant streams, or sweeps it with a desolating flood, we shall find it dripping from the crevice of a rock in the distant solitudes of the forest: so too the gentle feelings that enrich and beautify the heart, and the mighty passions that sweep away all the barriers of the soul, and destroy society, may have sprung up in the shadowy recesses of the past, from a nursery song or a fireside tale. Early impressions are of the utmost importance, and remain till the latest age; and when advancing years have impared the faculties, do we not often find these first impressions still glowing on the page of memory whilst those of later years have faded away. In their...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935756
  • 9781236935755