Life and Works of Horace Mann, Volume 3

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Lee and Shepard, 1867 - Education

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Page 373 - All mankind by their fall, lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.
Page 249 - But a man who is born deaf, dumb, and blind is looked upon by the law as in the same state with an idiot : he being supposed incapable of any understanding, as wanting all those senses which furnish the human mind with ideas.
Page 420 - Commonwealth, containing fifty families, or householders, shall be provided with a teacher or teachers of good morals, to instruct children in orthography, reading, writing, English grammar, geography, arithmetic, and good behavior...
Page 374 - ... it shall be the duty of such instructors to endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages and capacities will admit, into a clear understanding of the tendency of the above-mentioned virtues to preserve and perfect a republican constitution, and secure the blessings of liberty, as well as to promote their future happiness, and also to point out to them the evil tendency of the opposite vices.
Page 375 - He taught them to love even their enemies, to bless those that cursed them, and to pray for those who persecuted them. He Himself prayed for His murderers. Many men hold erroneous doctrines, but we ought not to hate or persecute them. We ought to hold fast what we are convinced is the truth ; but not to treat harshly those who are in error.
Page 135 - Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground ; Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Page 325 - The next moment I heard a succession of small strokes or taps, so rapid as to be almost indistinguishable, and hardly had my eye time to discern a large number of dots made along the margins of the rivers, when the shout of Lintz, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, &c., struck my ear.
Page 257 - And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Page 295 - The first element of superiority in a Prussian school, and one whose influence extends throughout the whole subsequent course of instruction, consists in the proper classification of the scholars. In all places where the numbers are sufficiently large to allow it, the children are divided according to ages and attainments ; and a single teacher has the charge only of a single class, or of as small a number of classes as is practicable.
Page 298 - house " was thus completely impressed upon the minds of the children, the teacher drew his pointing-rod over the lines which formed the house ; and the children imitated him, first in the air, while they were looking at his motions, then on their slates. In their drawings, there was, of course, a great variety as to taste and accuracy ; but each seemed pleased with his own, for their first attempts had never been so criticised as to produce discouragement. Several children were then called to the...

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