Modern Society (Google eBook)

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Roberts Brothers, 1880 - Social history - 88 pages
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Page 89 - THE LIGHT OF ASIA ; or, THE GREAT RENUNCIATION (Mahabhinishkramana). Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India, and Founder of Buddhism (as told in verse by an Indian Buddhist). By Edwin Arnold, MA, CSI , &c.
Page 89 - For it is a work of great beauty. It tells a story of intense interest, which never flags for a moment; its descriptions are drawn by the hand of a master with the eye of a poet and the familiarity of an expert with the objects described; its tone is so lofty that there is nothing with which to compare it but the New Testament ; it is full of variety, now picturesque, now pathetic, now rising into the noblest realms of thought and aspiration ; it finds language penetrating, fluent, elevated, impassioned,...
Page 84 - I should regard with great favor the formation of an unofficial censorship of public. organs, in view, not so much of what may be published, as of what is unfairly left out of the statements and counterstatements of conflicting interests. Of all the changes which I can chronicle, as of my own time, the change in the position of women is, perhaps, the most marked and the least anticipated by the world at large. Whatever opinions heroic men and women may have held concerning this, from Plato's time...
Page 93 - Daily News'' These two books give in a simple and concise manner the prominent facts that every one who desires to be well informed should know about the great artists of the world. For beginners in art and for school use they are valuable." — Courier-Journal. " Really supplies what has long been a want." — British Quarterly Review. " We are not aware of any work of the kind written with so much intelligence which yet is so untechnical.
Page 90 - Cloth, - 5Oc. (DEDICATION.) To the Scholars of the High and Normal School. For you this sketch was written : permit me to dedicate it to you, in fact, to intrust it to your care.
Page 89 - It is a work of great beauty. It tells a story of ; ntense interest, which never flags for a moment; its descriptions are drawn by the hand of a master with the eye of a poet and the familiarity of an expert with the objects described; its tone is so lofty that there is nothing with which to compare it but the New Testament; it is full of variety, now picturesque, now pathetic, now rising into the noblest realms of thought and...
Page 93 - MODERN PAINTERS AND THEIR PAINTINGS. By SARAH TYTLER, author of
Page 90 - High and Normal School. For you this sketch was written : permit me to dedicate it to you, in fact, to intrust it to your care. Pupils to-day, to-morrow you will be teachers; to-morrow, generation after generation of youth will pass through your guardian hands. An idea received by you must of necessity reach thousands of minds. Help me, then, to spread abroad the work in which you have some share, and allow me to add to the great pleasure of having numbered you among my hearers the still greater...
Page 90 - LEGOUV£. commend this valuable little book to the attention of teachers and others interested in the instruction of the pupils of our public schools. It treats of the " First Steps in Reading," " Learning to Read," "Should we Read as we Talk...
Page 54 - ... as a man, he should know. The great desiderata of humanity still remain these : to preserve the integrity of nature, the purity of sentiment, and the coherence of thought. The great extension of educational opportunities which we see today, should make the attainment of these objects easier than in ages of less instruction. But while the pursuit of them is ever normal to the human race, the inherent difficulties of their attainment remain undiminished. Without self-discipline and selfsacrifice,...

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