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Stran 341 - O for the coming of that glorious time When, prizing knowledge as her noblest wealth And best protection, this imperial Realm, While she exacts allegiance, shall admit An obligation, on her part, to teach Them who are born to serve her and obey ; Binding herself by statute to secure For all the children whom her soil maintains . The rudiments of letters, and inform The mind with moral and religious truth...
Stran 377 - The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! X.
Stran 320 - To ask or search, I blame thee not; for heaven Is as the book of God before thee set, Wherein to read his wondrous works...
Stran 393 - Change wide, and deep, and silently performed, This land shall witness ; and as days roll on, Earth's universal frame shall feel the effect Even till the smallest habitable rock, Beaten by lonely billows, hear the songs Of humanized society ; and bloom With civil arts, that send their fragrance forth, A grateful tribute to all-ruling Heaven.
Stran 359 - The most essential objects of education are the two following : First, to cultivate all the various principles of our nature, both speculative and active, in such a manner as to bring them to the greatest perfection of which they are susceptible ; and, secondly, by...
Stran 292 - A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
Stran 502 - And as in civil government the constitution is broken in upon, and violated by power and strength prevailing over authority; so the constitution of man is broken in upon and violated by the lower faculties or principles within prevailing over that which is in its nature supreme over them all.
Stran 335 - Are scattered at the feet of Man — like flowers. The generous inclination, the just rule, Kind wishes, and good actions, and pure thoughts — No mystery is here ! Here is no boon For high — yet not for low ; for proudly graced — Yet not for meek of heart.
Stran 486 - And for the usual method of teaching arts, I deem it to be an old error of Universities not yet well recovered from the scholastic grossness of barbarous ages, that instead of beginning with arts most easy, and those be such as are most obvious to the sense, they present their young unmatriculated novices at first coming with the most intellective abstractions of logic and metaphysics...
Stran 502 - ... in these several principles considered as having a natural respect to each other, in the several passions being naturally subordinate to the one superior principle of reflection or conscience. Every bias, instinct, propension within, is a real part of our nature, but not the whole : Add to these the superior faculty, whose office it is to adjust, manage and preside over them, and take in this its natural superiority, and you complete the idea of human nature.