Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 17

Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 17

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...of any sounds that are not articulated. How little can such a one enter into the spirit of the Hebrew Psalmist, when he tells of the vallies and the hills singing for joy in the wisdom and goodness of their Creator! What pleasing thoughts can be awakened _in the mind of him whose ear is deaf to harmony, when he reads of the heavenly choir singing praises to the Most High--of the host of the redeemed with golden harps, and voices all in sweet accord, chanting their hallelujahseof the "angels who, with songs and choral symphonies, day without night circle his throne rejoicing." I may be extravagant in my estimate of the importance of the culture of the eye and the ear, but so it is, that while I have been reading the writings of the Hebrew Prophets, and of those other gifted bards who communed so intently with nature and with nature's God, it has seemed to me impossible that any one could enter fully into all the tenderness, beauty, and sublimity of their language, or receive into his heart all its peculiarity of meaning, unless his own eye has been used to trace the skill of that hand which framed and fashioned every thing that is, and to descry the delicacy of that pencil which has painted all the flowers of the field; nor unless his own ear has learnt to perceive the melody and harmony of sounds. In like manner might be shown the losses which the soul sustains, and other evil effects which flow from the very general neglect of the other senses. But I have not time for further detail. The careful cultivation of the senses, the development of these and the other faculties of children, especially their moral senses and affections, is then obvious by the work all persons should attempt, who would be wise educators. If they...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798120
  • 9781236798121