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Page 32 - If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
Page 224 - Pitcher, that so at least he might be able to get a little of it. But his strength was not sufficient for this. At last seeing some pebbles lie near the place, he cast them one by one into the Pitcher ; and thus, by degrees, raised the water up to the very brim, and satisfied his thirst.
Page 166 - ... requiring the teacher of the class to give a few questions in your presence, and by adding at discretion some questions of your own. The object of this exercise is to encourage dexterity, quickness, and accuracy in dealing with figures, and to anticipate, by means of rapid and varied oral practice with small numbers, the longer problems which have afterwards to be worked out in writing. It is obvious that this general object cannot be attained if the exercises are confined to a few rules for...
Page 99 - English as spelt at present. Everything they have to learn in reading (or pronunciation) and spelling is irrational; one rule contradicts the other, and each statement has to be accepted simply on authority, and with a complete disregard of all those rational instincts which lie dormant in the child, and ought to be awakened by every kind of healthy exercise.
Page 51 - Whether we eat or drink, or whatsoever we do, to do all to the glory of God.
Page 224 - THE CROW AND THE PITCHER. A Crow, ready to die with thirst, flew with joy to a Pitcher which he beheld at some distance. When he came, he [found water in it indeed, but so near the bottom, that with all his stooping and straining, he was not able to reach it. He then...
Page 221 - When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child, I understood as a child ; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Page 170 - It also denotes a remainder after division. 2 and 1 are 3 2 and 2 are 4 2 and 3 are 5 2 and 4 are 6 2 and 5 are 7 2 and 6 are 8 2 and 7 are 9 2 and 8 are 10 2 and 9 are 11 2 and 10 are 12 2 and 11 are 13 2 and 12 are 14 3 and 1 are
Page 265 - ... empty, closed his eyes in reverence, and asked a blessing. There was a little stool, on which no one sat, by the old man's side. It had been put there unwittingly, when the other seats were all placed in their usual order ; but the golden head that was wont to rise at that part of the table was now wanting.
Page 257 - Difficult succession of consonants with remote accent. 1 . -He has taken leave of terrestrial trials and enjoyments, and is laid in the grave, the common receptacle and home of mortals. 2. Though this barbarous chief received us very courteously, and spoke to us very communicatively...