A Leader of Freemen: The Life Story of Samuel Chapman Armstrong, Brevet Brigadier-general, U.S.A.

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American Sunday-School Union, 1917 - 86 pages
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Page 58 - The thing to be done was clear : to train selected Negro youth who should go out and teach and lead their people, first by example, by getting land and homes ; to give them not a dollar that they could earn for themselves ; to teach respect for labor, to replace stupid drudgery with skilled hands ; and, to these ends, to build up an industrial system, for the sake not only of self-support and intelligent labor, but also for the sake of character.
Page 78 - I wish to be buried in the school graveyard among the students, where one of them would have been put had he died next. "I wish no monument or fuss whatever over my grave ; only a simple headstone, no text or sentiment inscribed, only my name and date. I wish the simplest funeral service without sermon or attempt at oratory — a soldier's funeral.
Page 17 - He could manage a boat in a storm, teach school, edit a newspaper, assist in carrying on a government, take up a mechanical industry at will, understand the natives, sympathize with missionaries, talk with profound theorists, recite well in Greek or mathematics, conduct an advanced class in geometry, and make no end of fun for little children.
Page 15 - The beauty and grandeur of Hawaiian scenery is a noble teacher. ... It will make you better men and women if you will let it. Get all of it you can. Your special gaieties, parties, and things are of no account whatever compared with the ministry of mountain and sea. Listen to them, approach and live with them all you can. Hear and heed the great silent teachers about you.
Page 37 - Their horses white, their armor bright With courage bold they stand, Enlisting soldiers for their King To march to Canaan's land.— RFF.
Page 60 - School, as set forth in the charter, is to " instruct youth in the various common school, academic, and collegiate branches, the best methods of teaching the same, and the best mode of practical industry In its application to agriculture and the mechanic arts.
Page 37 - To see our armies on parade, How martial they appear! All armed and dressed in uniform. They look like men of war.
Page 37 - They follow their great General, The great Eternal Lamb, His garment stained in His own blood, King Jesus is His name.
Page 39 - I walked along the line 3 or 4 times and as the work was hardly breast-high was much exposed. I passed many killed along my path and the wounded went in numbers to the rear. Finally, however, the rebs flanked us on the left and forced us out.
Page 17 - The roots of his nature struck deep into the soil of two races. . . . Then, too, he was an islander; his constitution smacked of the seas. There was about him something of the high courage and jollity of the tar; he carried with him the vitalities of the ocean. Like all those South Sea Islanders, he had been brought up to the water; it had imparted to him a sort of mental as well as physical amphibiousness.

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