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Page 286 - Though in and of him there be much consisting, Till he communicate his parts to others : Nor doth he of himself know them for aught Till he behold them formed in...
Page 323 - Psychological Foundations of Education. An Attempt to Show the Genesis of the Higher Faculties of the Mind. By WT HARRIS, AM, LL.D., United States Commissioner of Education. Vol. 37. I2mo. Cloth, $1.50. In offering this book to the educational public the author feels it necessary to explain its point of view. Psychology is too frequently only an inventory of certain so-called " faculties of the mind," such as the five senses, imagination, conception, reasoning, etc. And teachers have been offered...
Page 328 - G. Stanley Hall, Clark University. " It is to my mind the most stimulating book that has appeared for a long time. The conception here set forth of the function of the school is, I believe, the broadest and best that has been formulated. The chapter on Illustrative Methods is worth more than all the books on ' Method ' that I know of. The diagrams and tables are very convincing. I am satisfied that the author has given us an epoch-making book.
Page 285 - A strange fellow here Writes me: That man, how dearly ever parted, How much in having, or without or in, Cannot make boast to have that which he hath, Nor feels not what he owes, but by reflection; As when his virtues shining upon others Heat them and they retort that heat again To the first giver.' ACHILLES This is not strange, Ulysses. The beauty that is borne here in the face The bearer knows not, but commends itself To others...
Page 17 - The things of nature form a more beautiful ladder between heaven and earth than that seen by Jacob ; not a one-sided ladder leading in one direction, but an allsided one leading in all directions. Not in dreams is it seen ; it is permanent ; it surrounds us on all sides. It is decked with flowers, and angels with children's eyes beckon us toward it ; it is solid, resting on a floor of crystals; the inspired singer, David, praises and glorifies it.
Page 328 - I am not concerned that the things presented in this little constructive endeavor will not find bodily incorporation in schools ; for it is cross-fertilization and not grafting that has given us our richest varieties of fruits and flowers. This work is an attempt at...
Page 320 - The chapters in this volume discuss judgment and reasoning, learning to talk, voluntary activity—walking and play, the development of the moral sense, weak and strong points of character, morbid tendencies, etc., and the evolution of the sense of selfhood and personality. This part is even more valuable than that already published in Vol. XXXV, and teachers everywhere will welcome it as a highly suggestive contribution. D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.