A Plea for the Compulsory Teaching of the Elements of Physical Education in Our National Elementary Schools, Or the Claims of Physical Education to Rank with Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

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Groombridge, 1870 - Education, Elementary - 29 pages
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Page 18 - The exercise which I commend first, is the exact use of their weapon, to guard, and to strike safely with edge or point ; this will keep them healthy, nimble, strong, and well in breath ; is also the likeliest means to make them grow large and tall, and to inspire them with a gallant and fearless courage, which being tempered with seasonable lectures and precepts to them of true fortitude and patience, will turn into a native and heroic valour, and make them hate the cowardice of doing wrong.
Page 18 - A SOUND mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this world ; he that has these two, has little more to wish for ; and he that wants either of them, will be but little the better for any thing else.
Page 29 - Roman marriages at the end of the first and the beginning of the second century were childless.
Page 34 - Curative purposes, with some Suggestions regarding Public Health. Second Edition. Is. „ 12. ON THE CAUSES OF THE GREAT MORTALITY OF CHILDREN and the Means of Diminishing them.
Page 18 - But herein it shall exceed them and supply a defect as great as that which Plato noted in the commonwealth of Sparta; whereas that city trained up their youth most for war and these in their academies and Lyceum all for the gown, this institution of breeding which I here delineate shall be equally good both for peace and war.
Page 18 - Therefore about an hour and a half ere they eat at noon should be allowed them for exercise, and due rest afterwards...
Page 4 - Besides the main topic this book also treats of Subject No. On page Subject No. On page THE CHURCHMAN'S HAND-BOOK.
Page 18 - The course of study hitherto briefly described is, what I can guess by reading, likest to those ancient and famous schools of Pythagoras, Plato, Isocrates, Aristotle, and such others, out of which were bred such a number of renowned philosophers, orators, historians, poets, and princes all over Greece, Italy, and Asia, besides the flourishing studies of Cyrene and Alexandria.
Page 34 - OR MOVEMENTS ACCORDING TO LING'S SYSTEM. With forty-two illustrations. For the Development and Strengthening of the Human Body in Childhood and in Youth.
Page 34 - Engravings, is. 7. Table, showing a few Injurious Positions, and some Deformities of the Spine, produced partly by bad positions, and tight lacing. With Forty-six Engravings.

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