The introductory discourse and lectures delivered ... before the convention of teachers, and other friends of education, assembled to form the American institute of instruction, 1830
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
able acquired adapted adopted advantage applied attempt attention become believe better boards body branch called cause character child common consideration considered course cultivation developement direct drawing early effect efforts employed examples exercise exist experience fact faculties familiar feelings geometry give habits hand important improvement individual infant influence instruction intellectual interest kind knowledge labor language laws learning lecture less lesson manner mathematics matter means mechanical method mind mode moral nature necessary never object observe operations organs particular perhaps persons physical practical present principles produce profession pupil question reading reason recitation reference regard remarks render require result rhetoric rules scholar sounds student success sufficient taste taught teacher teaching things thought tion understand whole young
Page 6 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 10 - For a wise man, he seemed to me at that time, to be governed too much by general maxims. I speak with the freedom of history, and, I hope, without offence. One or two of these maxims, flowing from an opinion not the most indulgent to our unhappy species, and surely a little too general, led him into measures that were greatly mischievous to himself; and for that reason, among others...
Page 175 - H' had hard words ready to show why, And tell what rules he did it by ; Else, when with greatest art he spoke, You'd think he talked like other folk.
Page 167 - Thus the ideas, as well as children, of our youth often die before us : and our minds represent to us those tombs to which we are approaching ; where though the brass and marble remain, yet the inscriptions are effaced by time, and the imagery moulders away.
Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 239 - ... *I here introduce a fact,' he remarks,' which has been suggested to me by my profession, and that is, that the exercise of the organs of the breast by singing contributes very much to defend them from those diseases to which the climate and other causes expose them.
Page ii - CLERK'S OFFIcE. BE it remembered, that on the eleventh day of November, AD 1830, in the fiftyfifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Gray & Bowen, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof...
Page 6 - It hath pleased Almighty God to place us under a constitution of universal law. By this we mean, that nothing, either in the physical, intellectual, or moral world, is in any proper sense contingent. Every event is preceded by its regular antecedents, and followed by its regular consequents ; and hence is formed that endless chain of cause and effect which binds together the innumerable changes which are taking place everywhere around us.
Page 46 - ... peculiar to the sex, it must be attributed, as I believe, to the habit abovementioned, which, by the extension of the arms, has gradually produced a national elongation of this bone. Thus we see that habit may be employed to alter and improve the solid bones. The French have succeeded in the developement of a part, in a way that adds to health and beauty, and increases a characteristic that distinguishes the human being from the brute.
Page 239 - God ; and it should be used as a means of enjoyment, that it may lead us on to devotion. The ear as well as the eye is made the inlet of pleasure, that we may first enjoy it, and then, by learning its value, be made thankful to Him who bestows it. The late President Dwight observed, ' The great end of God in the creation is to make men happy, and he that makes a little child happier for half an hour, is so far a fellow-worker with God.