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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 then asked Alcott took allegory analysis Anaxagoras angel answer appetites Arithmetic aspire beautiful better Bible body called Castle of Indolence child conscience conversation cott deal defined earth exercise expressed eyes faith father give grammar hands happiness hear heard heart heaven held hold hour human idea illustrated imagination instinct intel interesting Jesus Christ journal kingdom of Heaven language Latin little boy little girl look mean ment mind moral mother nature never o'clock obey object outward things outward world pain pantheism paraphrase person Peter Bell picture Pilgrim's Progress Plato pleasure principles punishment questions recess remarks rest scholars seemed shape Socrates soul speak spelling lesson spirit spoke story talk tell thoughts and feelings tion to-day told truth turn round understand words writing wrong
Page 201 - did betray The heart that loved her. 'Tis her privilege Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy; for she can so inform The miud that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed AVith lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues,
Page 201 - lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, or the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith that all which we behold Is full of blessings.
Page 89 - A friend of his died; it was the brother of Mary and Martha. That was the Mary who had anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair. A messenger came to Jesus and said " he whom you love is sick." Jesus said to those about him, I
Page 44 - Thou hast asked a hard thing! Nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee, but if not, it shall not be so.
Page 179 - when he lived in a body like ours. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust do corrupt, and thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,—in the inward
Page 114 - The things which I have seen, I now can see no more." He here stopped, and asked why Mr. Wordsworth could not see the things which he had seen before; had they changed, or had he changed ? He had changed, said a boy of ten. Have you had any degree of this change ? Yes, and more in this last year, than in all my life before.
Page 16 - Most works since this date, require little thought; they want depth, freshness ; the meaning is on the surface; and the charm, if there be any, is no deeper than the fancy: the imagination is not called into life; the thoughts are carried creepingly along the
Page 20 - Who in the silent hour of inward thought, Can still suspect, and still revere himself, In lowliness of heart.
Page 15 - striking views of the nature of man, and of the institutions which spring from his volition. There is a dearth of thought and sterility of sentiment among us. Literature, art, philosophy, life, are without freshness, ideality, verity, and spirit.
Page 2 - faithfulness. Among these means, punishment was mentioned ; and after a consideration of its nature and issues, they all very cheerfully agreed, that it was necessary, and that they preferred Mr. Alcott should punish them, rather than leave them in their faults, and that it was his duty to do so. Various punishments were mentioned, and hurting the