Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 40, No. 5

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 40, No. 5

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... turns his eyes to the heavens, he is aware how vast are the distances, how great is the sweep of' the law, and that from these greatest things down to the least and invisible, there is the one underlying order, and that this order, I believe you all recognize, is a moral order. A man who goes with such a spirit as this out into his daily work is more than a drudge, and he finds in his work a means of education. His day's toil, as he goes to it in the morning and returns in the evening, becomes to him a means of elevating him; he is not merely lost in the routine of things, but he is stirred to nobler thoughts, and he discovers as the days pass that through the instrumentality of his daily toil he is developing within him those things that are permanent, those things that set him above the daily toil, and that make him the master of the situation where he is. I believe that one of the greatest accomplishments of civilization and of learning has been this, that men have come to recognize that man's life is noble, that the days of slavery have gone by, that manual toil can be elevated and dignified, and that in it, ennobled by the man who does it, he can find a scope for an education that is not confined always to books, but that discovers wherever there is an en-' larged mind a means for still extending it further. And so such an institution as this should be sending out into our country men and women of power and insight and of breadth; and we may look to the future to have on our farms and from our farms even greater results than in the past. These results in the past have been great. Those of us who have anything to do with educational institutions are aware that there is no constituency anywhere that sends a finer...
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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897080
  • 9781236897084