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An Inspirational Read for Classical HomeschoolersUser Review - Tori - Christianbook.com
The book is notes kept from the woman who worked as Amos Bronson Alcott's secretary at his school; Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, she was so good at keeping notes I felt I was standing in the classroom ... Read full review
action Alcott asked Alcott began Alcott read Alcott took analysis angel Anglo Saxon language answer anti-room appetites Arithmetic attention beautiful better Bible body Boston Grammar School caterpillar child Chryses Conscience conversation deal defined earth exercises express eyes faith father genius give grammar hands happiness heard heart heaven held hour idea illustrated Imagination instance intellectual interesting Jesus Christ language Latin little boy little girl look means ment metic mind moral morning mother mother of Jesus nature never o'clock object outward things outward world pain paraphrase person picture Pilgrim's Progress Plato pleasure principle punishment questions recess remarked replied rest scholars School discipline seemed Socrates soul spelling lesson spirit story talked teaching tell Thirza thou thoughts and feelings tion to-day told truth turn round understand words writing wrong wrote my journal
Page 183 - When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast...
Page 183 - And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee ; and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus was called and his disciples to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him ; " They have no wine." Jesus saith unto her ; " Woman, what have I to do with thee ? mine hour is not yet come.
Page 103 - I hear! —But there's a Tree, of many one, A single Field which I have looked upon, Both of them speak of something that is gone: The Pansy at my feet Doth the same tale repeat: Whither is fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now, the glory and the dream?
Page 106 - Flag of the brave ! thy folds shall fly, The sign of hope and triumph high, When speaks the signal trumpet tone, And the long line comes gleaming on. Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet, Has dimmed the glistening bayonet, Each soldier eye shall brightly turn To where thy sky-born glories burn, And, as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance.
Page 186 - Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now : for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
Page viii - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. Sweet is the lore which Nature brings ; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things : — We murder to dissect.
Page 82 - It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.
Page 107 - Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given ! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet ! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us ! JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE.
Page 103 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.