Adolescence: its psychology and its relations to physiology, anthropology, sociology, sex, crime, religion and education (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton and Company, 1904 - Adolescence
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One of the earliest monographs devoted exclusively to comprehensive issues of adolescence.
  

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Page 566 - Hardly anything had power to cause me even a few minutes' oblivion of it. For some months the cloud seemed to grow thicker and thicker. The lines in Coleridge's "Dejection" I was not then acquainted with them exactly describe my case: A grief without a pang, void, dark and drear, A drowsy, stifled, unimpassioned grief, Which finds no natural outlet or relief In word, or sigh, or tear.
Page 567 - I said to myself, left stranded at the commencement of my voyage, with a well-equipped ship and a rudder, but no sail ; without any real desire for the ends which I had been so carefully fitted out to work for: no delight in virtue, or the general good, but also just as little in anything else. The fountains of vanity and ambition seemed to have dried up within me, as completely as those of benevolence.
Page 567 - I was thus, as I said to myself, left stranded at the commencement of my voyage, with a well-equipped ship and a rudder, but no sail...
Page 541 - A lad, whose passions are not strong enough in youth to mislead him from that path of science which his tutors, and not his inclinations, have ! chalked out, by four or five years perseverance may probably obtain every | advantage and honour his college can bestow.
Page 566 - He thought human life a poor thing at best, after the freshness of youth and of unsatisfied curiosity had gone by.
Page 522 - They are passionate, irascible and apt to be carried away by their impulses. They are the slaves too of their passion, as their ambition prevents their ever brooking a slight and renders them indignant at the mere idea of enduring an injury.
Page 575 - ... soul but as in an actual body " ; comforted in the contemplation of death by the thought of flesh turning to violets and almost oppressed by the pressure of the sensible world, his longings for beauty intensifying his fear of death. He loved to gaze on dead faces in the Paris Morgue, although the haunt of them made the sunshine sickly for days, and his long fancy that they had not really gone nor were quite motionless, but led a secret, half fugitive life, freer by night, and perhaps dodging...
Page 131 - Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the' organs of the will. They have built all the roads, cities, and machines in the world, written all the books, spoken all the words, and, in fact, done everything that man has accomplished with matter.
Page xiv - The momentum of heredity often seems insufficient to enable the child to achieve this great revolution and come to complete maturity, so that every step of the upward way is strewn with wreckage of body, mind and morals.
Page 567 - I frequently asked myself, if I could, or if I was bound to go on living, when life must be passed in this manner. I generally answered to myself, that I did not think I could possibly bear it beyond a year. When, however, not more than half that duration of time had elapsed, a small ray of light broke in upon my gloom. I was reading, accidentally, Marmontel's Memoires...

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