Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers Volume 7

Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... the blessings of free and equal institutions, of all the rights of men and christians, should we become lukewarm in their preservation for ourselves and our children. It is vain and hypocritical to pretend a benevolence for foreigners, for our remote neighbors, that we neither possess nor display for our own children. We will not, we cannot believe, on any ordinary testimony, that, among all the Western States, there is any one that, like the profane Esau, would sell its birth-right for a mess of pottage. But it is necessary that they should all see and feel that it is their immediate duty, and that it is now in their power, to lay so deep and durable a foundation for the extension and secure possession of all the privileges, and even greater than we now enjoy, as to make them commensurate with our national existence, by giving to this most patriotic and benevolent concern, of national, free, and universal education, an adequate portion of their regard; such a share in their consideration, affections and efforts, as its superlative value and importance demand. But to conclude, --when we place before us the vast amount of ignorance and crime which may be removed from society, and hereafter prevented; when we begin to compute the millions of intelligent, virtuous and useful citizens, with all the avails of their varied genius, talent, enterprize and industry, to the State, which may be reared up, and rescued from the dreary waste of uneducated mind, which now, like some wide extended marsh sends forth its poisonous exhalations over the surrounding country, withering the beauty and exhausting the vigor of more healthy regions; when we survey the moral health and beauty and social happiness of the hundreds of millions which are yet to spread..show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657888
  • 9781236657886