Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 12

Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 12

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...in the face, and call them by their true names. But there are other men, who say the past did its work, and we will do ours. We will not bow to its idols, though they fell from the clouds; nor accept its limitations, though Lycurgus made poor provision, and Numa none at all for the education of the people; we will not stop at its landmarks, nor construct ourselves in its image, for we also are men. While we take, gratefully, whatever past times bring us, we will get what we can grasp, and never be satisfied. These men represent the hope and the benevolence there is in man. If they are right the truths of Reason are not a whim; aspiration after perfection is more than a dream; christianity not a lie, but the eternal truth the Allseeing has writ for his children's welfare. God not atyrant, but the father of all. The sooner these men are on their feet, and about their work, to reinstate fallen mankind, the better for themselves and the world. They may take counsel of their hopes always; of their fears never. But there are difliculties in the way of education, as in all ways but that to destruction. There is no panacea to educate the race in a moment, and with no trouble. It is slow work, the old way of each man toiling for him self, with labor and self-denial and many prayers; the christian way of the strong helping the weak, thinking for them, and aiding them to think for themselves. Some children can scramble up the mountain alone, but others the parents must carry in their arms. The way is for wise men to think and toil, and toil and think, remembering that " Zeno and Chrysisspus did greater things," says Seneca, "in their studies, than if they had led armies, borne oflices, or given laws, which indeed they did, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908139
  • 9781236908131