The Mayor's Message Together with the Reports of the City Officers of the City of Newark, N.J

The Mayor's Message Together with the Reports of the City Officers of the City of Newark, N.J

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...The unfoldings of faith in these truths and of purpose in their practice, in our Home family, are credited in the bestowment of honors; but were faitfulness and 'truth are scorned, authority disdained, and the principles of piety spurned, demerit and rebuke must be the sequencesThe experiences through which the child reaches the Excelsior Badge, teach the' value of virtue directly.. while, with an attentive mind, moral sentiment develops power to control. If the period of environment, therefore, is to be made typical of the experiences of mature life, we can scarcely be too resolute in adherence to the rule that paroles are to be won only by meritorious conduct. As we receive---not to punish, but to cultivate and improve our inmates in qualities of mind and heart--we have no alternative. They must advance, step by step, helping themselves forward by the resources at their command. When they reach the goal by this method, they may attain the consciousness that they can gather rewards by their own exertions, and that properly-directed eifort, within the limits of virtue, is attended with the greater profits and pleasures. Parents should not sufl'er their emotions or convenience to antagonize our designs. Yielding to wishes prompted by fitfulness, W6 may gratify in isolated instances, but there is no compensation to be found in the convictions our children are led to embrace. They will believe there is "some other way " to secure a parole-, that favoritism and influence are worth more than honest effort. We have thus, ill our midst, a sentiment of dishonor and a spirit Oi unrest, bringing in their train embarrassment and demoralization. EDUCATIONAL. There is an impression abroad that children whose tendencies...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897439
  • 9781236897435