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Página 383 - Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Página 4 - 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 be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God and famous to all ages...
Página 299 - ... the next best is to have him taught as near this way as may be, which is by taking some easy and pleasant book, such as ./Esop's fables, and writing the English translation (made as literal as it can be) in one line, and the Latin words, which answer each of them, just over it in another. These let him read every day over and over again, till he perfectly understands the Latin ; and then go on to another fable, till he be also perfect in that, not omitting what he is already perfect in, but sometimes...
Página 260 - To make two blades of grass grow where but one grew before is the secret of agricultural wealth.
Página 428 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general...
Página 431 - It shall be the duty of the president, professors, and tutors of the University at Cambridge, and of the several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of academies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation...
Página 427 - Fifthly, The schools of learning and religion are so corrupted, as (besides the unsupportable charge of education) most children, even the best, wittiest, and of the fairest hopes, are perverted, corrupted, and utterly overthrown by the multitude of evil examples and licentious behaviours in these seminaries.
Página 560 - The more they are instructed, the less liable they are to the delusions of enthusiasm and superstition, which, among ignorant nations, frequently occasion the most dreadful disorders. An instructed and intelligent people, besides, are always more decent and orderly than an ignorant and stupid one.
Página 232 - Rudiments of Geography on a new plan, designed to assist the memory by comparison and classification ; with numerous engravings of manners, customs, and curiosities ; accompanied witfc an Alias, exhiblting the prevailing religions, forms of government, degrees of civilization, and the comparative size of towns, rivers, and mountains. By William C. Woodbridge, AM...
Página 484 - He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Massachusetts Historical Society. The degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on him by Harvard College. He cherished an ardent affection for the places of his education, Harvard College and Phillips, Exeter Academy.