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Stran 306 - was written with little assistance of the learned, and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amid inconveniences and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow." Samuel Johnson, 1755. The Age of Johnson, 1745-1800.
Stran 611 - A Treatise on the Resistance of Materials, and an Appendix on the preservation of Timber," by De Volson Wood, of Michigan University. The work has been prepared with great care, and has a practical value. Also, " Tables of Weights, Measures, Coins, etc., of the United States and England, with their equivalents in the French Decimal System,
Stran 492 - foundation of knowledge must be laid by reading. General principles must be had from books, which, however, must be brought to the test of real life. In conversation you never get a system. What is said upon a subject is to be gathered from a hundred people. The parts of a truth
Stran 99 - And this being the great thing needful for us to learn, is, by consequence, the great thing which education has to teach. To prepare us for complete living is the function which education has to discharge"; and the only rational mode of judging of any educational course is, to judge in what degree it discharges such function. This test, never used in its entirety,
Stran 97 - to master all subjects we need not be particular. To quote the old song: Could a man be secure That his days would endure A^ of old, for a thousand long years, What things might he know ! What deeds might he do ! And all without hurry or care. The
Stran 165 - Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the Italian Language, adapted to the use of schools and private teachers, with Additions and Corrections, by Felix Foresti, LL.D., Professor of Italian in Columbia College," and "A Key to the Exercises in the New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the Italian, by Prof.
Stran 289 - A lie which is all a lie, may be met and fought with outright; But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
Stran 577 - They are facts from which no conclusions can be drawn—unorganizable facts; and therefore facts which can be of no service in establishing principles of conduct, which is the chief use of facts. Read them, if you like, for amusement ; but do not flatter yourself they are instructive.
Stran 158 - indigo blue. They are so distinctly marked that the line of junction with the common sea water may be traced by the eye. Often one-half of the vessel may be perceived floating in the Gulf Stream water, while the other half is in the common water of the sea,