Documentary History of Education in Upper Canada Volume 26

Documentary History of Education in Upper Canada Volume 26

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...visited the spacious Building, which has been secured for the "Ontario Ladies' College," where a fine arch has been erected. On behalf of the Directors an Address of Welcome was presented to His Excellency by Mr. Holden, to which he made the following reply: --Mr. President, Ladles, and Gentlemen, --In the first place I must congratulate you und those who are interested in this most important Establishment upon the acquisition of a Mansion and of an Estate so admirably adapted to the purposes to which they are about to be devoted. It is needless for me to repeat to you how deep an interest both I and Lady Dufferin take in everything connected with the Education of the youth of this Country. My views in regard to education are so sufficiently known that it is unnecessary for me to state them on the present occasion, but I cannot help saying that I take it as a most happy augury that in the Room in which we are placed thero should stand the bust of one of the princes of European literature, of a man the healthiness of whose mind and the high standard and perfect taste of whose compositions it would be well it his successors in literature would imitate. I allude to Sir Walter Scott. I do not know whether it would be out of place to remark that there are dangers against which it is advisable for all those who are interested in the healthy intellectual training of the youth of this Continent, and particularly of its female youth, to guard. Of late there has sprung up a class of literature, which, in my opinion, ocntributes but very little to the advancement of those higher aspirations which it ought to be the aim and object of all literature to promote. There has arisen of late a school of Writers whose chief trick seems to be to...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817435
  • 9781236817433