The Westminster Review Volume 3

The Westminster Review Volume 3

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... has fumished us, and which are but too frequently allowed to lie dormant, and consequently remain incapable of contributing their intended share towards the establishment and maintenance of our general health, and to the performance of the tasks allotted to them with ease and dexterity. " The force of the truth of W187!-S' sana in cm-pore mno had its due weight with the ancients, with whom it was a subject of eat national 'im' rtance. The education of the Grecian youth wou d have been consiggred by them very defective without this important feature. The result was, that, in that country, the finest, the healthiest, and the most vi' orbus forms of the human frame were displayed. In contemplating t ese forms which have been transmitted to us through those noble productions of statuary which the modems have hitherto failed to equal, we must confess the justice of the sentence which pronounces us it de generate race. Within these few years past, however, considerable progress has been made in Germany and Denmark towards reviving so essential a part of the art of education, and we have every reason to hope that the praise-' worthy effects of this important popular institution, will extend their beneficial influence over every part of the civilized globe. Through the exertions of such men as Salzmann, Gutsmuth, and Jahn, the revival of legitimate gymnastic exercises has acquired very great popularity in 'Germany, and the youths who attend the gymnastic establishments which have been formed in many of its principal towns, and in numerous public and private schools, give very evident proofs of their salutary effects, Gutsmuth received considerable encouragement and support from the Danish government, which...
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757483
  • 9781236757487