The American Journal of Education, Volume 2

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Henry Barnard
F.C. Brownell, 1856

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Page 75 - are chiefly taught the languages of those people who have at any time been most industrious after wisdom ; so that language is but the instrument conveying to us / things useful to be known. And though a linguist should pride himself to have all the tongues that Babel cleft the world into, 3 yet if
Page 628 - Thro' every rising race. Our lips shall tell them to our sons, And they again to theirs, That generations yet unborn May teach them to their heirs. Thus shall they learn in God alone Their hope securely stands, That they may ne'er forget his works, But practice his commands. Remarks by President
Page 271 - of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades ; See there the olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick warbled notes the summer long; There flowery hill Hymettus, with
Page 78 - and some select pieces elsewhere. But here the main skill and groundwork will be, to temper them such lectures and explanations, upon every opportunity, as may lead and draw them in willing obedience, inflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of virtue, stirred up with high hopes of living to
Page 610 - and not to fame, Will never mark the marble with his name: Go, search it there, where to be born and die, Of rich and poor makes all the history : Enough that virtue fill'd all the space between, Prov'd by the
Page 80 - art which in Aristotle's Poetics, in Horace, and the Italian commentaries of Castlevetro, Tasso, Mazzoni, and others, teaches what the laws are of a true epic poem, what of a dramatic, what of a lyric, what decorum is, which is the grand master-piece to observe. 48 This would make them soon perceive what despicable creatures our common rhymers and
Page 76 - of in some chosen short book lessoned thoroughly to them, they might then forthwith proceed to learn the substance of good things and arts in due order, which would bring the whole langnage quickly into their power. This I take to be the most rational and most profitable way of learning languages, and whereby
Page 60 - and respect which I found, above any of my equals, at the hands of those courteous and learned men, the Fellows of the College, wherein I spent some years, who at my parting, after I had taken two degrees, as the manner is signified, many ways, how much better it would content them if
Page 82 - And this perhaps will be enough wherein to prove and heat their single strength. The interim of unsweating themselves regularly, and convenient rest before meat, may both with profit and delight be taken up in recreating and composing their travailed spirits with the solemn and divine harmonies of music
Page 75 - have not studied the solid things in them, as well as the words and lexicons, he were nothing so much to be esteemed a learned man, as any yeoman or tradesman competently wise in his mother-dialect only,