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Stran 107 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding; for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Stran 38 - AND every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the Commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: And no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.
Stran 37 - Its felicities often seem to be almost things, rather than mere words. It is part of the national mind, and the anchor of national seriousness. The memory of the dead passes into it. The potent traditions of childhood are stereotyped in its verses. The power of all the griefs and trials of a man is hidden beneath its words.
Stran 37 - Who will not say that the uncommon beauty and marvellous English of the Protestant Bible is not one of the great strongholds of heresy in this country ? It lives on the ear, like a music that can never be forgotten, like the sound of church bells, which the convert hardly knows how he can forego. Its felicities often seem to be almost things rather than mere words. It is part of the national mind, and the anchor of national seriousness The memory of the dead passes into it.
Stran 23 - ... not expressly conceded, that schools, in order to realize the intent of the constitution in their behalf, must be subjected to system and order under established rules. Hence, the law charges the committee with the duty of " adopting all requisite measures for the inspection, examination and regulation of the schools, and the improvement of the scholars in learning:
Stran 33 - Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the larger term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined ; the passions are to be restrained ; true and worthy motives are to be inspired ; a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated, under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.
Stran 34 - through the entire Bible many times. I now make a practice to go through it once a year. It is the book of all others for lawyers as well as for divines; and I pity the man that cannot find in it a rich supply of thought. and of rules for his conduct ; it fits man for life — it prepares him for death.
Stran 41 - State. Then the laws of Pennsylvania, the statutes against blasphemy, the violation of the Lord's day, and others to the same effect, proceed on this great, broad principle, that the preservation of Christianity is one of the main ends of government. This is the general public policy of Pennsylvania.
Stran 63 - Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, The mere materials with which Wisdom builds, Till smooth'd, and squared, and fitted to its place, Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Stran 23 - Cambridge, but did not know how to come to a young mind so as successfully to teach numeration. I had studied the classics, but could not teach a boy how to construct a simple English paragraph. I found myself wanting in that highest of arts, the art of simplifying things so that children can grasp them. From my own experience, I venture to say, that no liberal profession comes short of its objects as that of the instructor.

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