Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education, Volume 1

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Page 4 - When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Page 105 - God ; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit...
Page 137 - Thou fhalt love the Lord thy God with " all thy heart, with all thy foul, and with all thy mind. This " is the firft and great commandment. And the fecond is like ** unto it, Thou fhalt love thy neighbour as thyfelf. On thefe " two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (a).
Page 374 - Sultan prouder than his fetter'd slave : Slaves build their little Babylons of straw, Echo the proud Assyrian in their hearts, And cry, — " Behold the wonders of my might !
Page 165 - Gratifications of the will without the consequent expected pleasure, and disappointments of it without the consequent expected pain, are particularly useful to us here : and it is by this, amongst other means, that the human will is brought to a conformity with the divine ; which is the only radical cure for all our evils and disappointments, and the only earnest and medium for obtaining lasting happiness.
Page 106 - Rome, therefore, it was regarded as the mark of a good citizen, never to despair of the fortunes of the republic ; — so the good citizen of the world, whatever may be the political aspect of his own times, will never despair of the fortunes of the human race, but will act upon the conviction, that prejudice, slavery, and corruption, must gradually give way to truth, liberty...
Page 292 - And that the great principle and " foundation of all virtue is placed in this, " that a man is able to deny himself his " own defires, crofs his own inclinations, " and purely follow what reafon direfts " as bed, though the appetite lean the
Page 425 - He who, in the end of the eighteenth century, has brought himself to abandon all his early principles without discrimination, would probably have been a bigot in the days of the League.
Page 188 - By no art," returned this excellent parent, " but that of teaching them from the very cradle an implicit submission. Having never once been permitted to disobey me, they have no idea of attempting it; but you see, I always give them a choice, when it can be done with propriety; if it cannot, whatever I say they know to be a law, like that of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Page 420 - Th' adventure of the bear and fiddle Is sung, but breaks off in the middle. When civil fury first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why; When hard words, jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears...

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