The Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia to All Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, Commercial, Benevolent, and Religious Institutions and Churches, Principal Hotels &c: Including Laurel Hill, Woodlands, Monument, Odd-Fellows', and Glenwood Cemeteries (Google eBook)

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Lindsay & Blakiston, 1860 - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 272 pages
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Page 166 - I will not compare to a chain, for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts; we are all one flesh and blood.
Page 78 - Notwithstanding these provisions, little was done by public authority towards promoting this great national cause, until the year 1818, when the act "to provide for the education of children at the public expense, within the city and county of Philadelphia," was passed. This act was the foundation of our system of common schools. The intelligent regarded the success of this experiment with deep solicitude, and they soon had reason to be gratified with the results. In the...
Page 24 - For my own part, of property I have some of reputation, more. That reputation is staked, that property is pledged, on the issue of this contest. And although these gray hairs must soon descend into the sepulchre, I would infinitely rather they should descend thither by the hands of the public executioner than desert, at this crisis, the sacred cause of my country.
Page 24 - There ! John Bull can read my name without spectacles, and may now double his reward for my head. That is my defiance !" Who does not love to read the history of his native land, and dwell with pleasure upon the exploits of her heroic sons ? Is it to be wondered, then, that this room, so intimately connected with our national existence, recalls a hundred scenes from the past ? This is the shrine of American liberty...
Page 78 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Page 14 - Well, the Lord is a God of righteous judgment. Had I sought greatness I had stayed at home, where the difference between what I am here and was offered ^and could have been there, in power and wealth, is as wide as the places are.
Page 76 - They shall be instructed in the various branches of a sound education, comprehending reading, writing, grammar, arithmetic, geography, navigation, surveying, practical mathematics, astronomy, natural, chemical, and experimental philosophy, the French and Spanish languages, (I do not forbid, but I do not recommend the Greek and Latin languages) and such other learning and science as the capacities of the several scholars may merit or warrant...
Page 118 - The Promotion and Encouragement of Manufactures, and the Mechanic and Useful Arts, by the establishment of Popular Lectures on the Sciences connected with them ; by the formation of a Cabinet of Models and Minerals, and a Library ; by offering Premiums on all subjects deemed worthy of encouragement ; by Examining all new Inventions, submitted to them, and by such other means as they may judge expedient.
Page 110 - ATHENAEUM, is beautifully situated on the southeast corner of Sixth and Adelphi Streets. This Institution owes its origin to that taste for literary pursuits, which has always, to a great extent, characterized our city. In the year 1813, a few young men, feeling the want of a convenient place of common resort, in which their leisure hours could be passed without danger to their morals or tastes, came together and arranged a plan for the establishment of reading rooms...
Page 283 - In neatness and chasteness of execution, they are perhaps unsurpassed. The engravings are of the highest order; and illustrate most strikingly, and with great beauty, some of the most sublime and the most touching Scripture scenes. They also contain some of the richest specimens of Sacred Poetry, whose .subject and style are such as deeply to interest the imagination, and at the same time to make the heart better. We hope the Christian's table, at least, may be adorned with the volumes above mentioned,...

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