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Page 79 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 111 - ... much more the effect of use and practice. I do not deny that natural disposition may often give the first rise to it; but that never carries a man far without use and exercise, and it is practice alone that brings the powers of the mind as well as those of the body to their perfection.
Page 171 - Such a constitution having been established by a perfectly wise Creator, it may be easily supposed that it will remain unchangeable. His laws will not be altered for our convenience. We may obey them or disobey them, we may see them or not see them, we may be wise or unwise, but they will be rigidly and unalterably enforced. Thus must it ever be, until we have the power to resist the strength of omnipotence. Again ; it is sufficiently evident that the very constitution which God has established,...
Page 81 - O'erlooked and unemployed fell sick and died. Then study languished, emulation slept, And virtue fled. The schools became a scene Of solemn farce, where Ignorance in stilts, His cap well lined with logic not his own, With parrot tongue performed the scholar's part, Proceeding soon a graduated dunce.
Page 91 - Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom none but virtue; virtue, none but knowledge; and neither freedom, nor virtue, nor knowledge has any vigor, or immortal hope, except in the principles of the Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion.
Page 101 - Talents angel-bright, If wanting worth, are shining instruments In false Ambition's hand, to finish faults Illustrious, and give Infamy renown.
Page 96 - tis found. Amongst your friends, amongst your foes On Christian or on Heathen ground ; The flower 's divine where'er it grows, Neglect the prickles and assume the rose.
Page xvii - That the business of teaching should be performed by those who have studied the subject of instruction as a profession. Therefore, Resolved, That there ought to be at least one seminary in each state, devoted exclusively to the education of teachers ; and that this seminary should be authorized to confer appropriate degrees.
Page 77 - Must rise from Individual to the Whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next; and next all human race; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 171 - His laws will not be altered, for our convenience. We may obey them or disobey them, we may see them or not see them, we may be wise or unwise, but they will be rigidly and unalterably enforced. Thus must it ever be, until we have the power to resist the strength of omnipotence. Again ; it is sufficiently evident that the very constitution which God has established, is, with infinite wisdom and benevolence, devised for just such a being, physical, intellectual, and moral, as man. By obedience to...