Messages and Documents Volume 10

Messages and Documents Volume 10

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...correctly, imitated a lisping tongue, and repeated long sentences without a mistake even in inflection. Thus as I passed from State to State through these institutions, I found myself confronted again and again with the miracles of love and patience. And thinking all the while of my own State and of her people, 1 asked myself many times this question: Are we following, as a State, as a community, as individuals, in this line of the higher conquests? Are we aiming merely at material prosperity--boasting of rich harvests and forest treasuries, of our orchards and gardens, and cattle on a thousand hills, aud clamoring for railroads and iniraigation--while neglecting to lay the foundations of those educational and moral institutions which are the crowning glory of a State? It is well to have State pride and local pride of a certain kind. The feeling is akin to patriotism. Hartford does well to be proud of that institution which is the parent of all kindred institutions in the Union. Boston does well to boast of her successful effort to make deaf mute instruction a pint of her common school system. The Empire State may well point with pride to the noble institution that overlooks the classic Hudson, and that more feeble but not less noble one in the heart of her great city, where a few laborious teachers, surrounded by the confusion ot trade and the Babel tongues of commerce, are working, in humble sileuce, the miracles of love and patience. And the younger States of the interior may well boast of the improvements they have made in the matter of buildings. The Golden State has added no brighter gem to her diadem than that institution which nestles under the Berkeley Hills and looks through the Golden Gate. And we who know so well how to boast...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934229
  • 9781236934222