Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 11

Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 11

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...is, his mark must be high. He who aims low will be certain of doing but little, while the arrow directed toward the sun, cannot strike a point below mediocrity. He should, first, unite with the parents to prepare the children in his charge for active Business. The present error on their part does-not consist in. their desiring to qualify their sons and daughters for the afiairs of life. That is right. But too many rest in this; they care only for the present, the passing, and the outward. The teacher should strive to.make his pupilsskilful accountants, that they may keep day-book and ledger correctly; pro.ficients in geography, that they may engage, if need be, in commerce; good grammarians, with a view to their being respectable in conversation, and in epistolary and other forms of composition. They should be taught theapplication of science to the arts, so that, be they hereafter mechanics, manufacturers, inventors, or laborers, they may understand the principles and the philosophy of their several occupations. They should be also qualified for Social rank, to make good citizens, and respectable men. Government has claims upon them. Let them be able to vote intelligently, and to fill satisfactorily any public station to which they may ever be elected. I could wish we had in our schoolrooms worthy candidates for the highest stations of honor and trust, in the gift of the people. Let the teacher. never lose sight of the world on which his scholars are so soon to enter. But let this bea portion only of the field of his vision. He must embrace other and still higher objects, at the same view with these. Life is not all a valley, nor yet a plain; it is not all tumult, and toil and dust. It has nobler features on its mighty landscape. To...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970918
  • 9781236970916