Brightness and Dullness in Children

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1919 - Child development - 322 pages
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Page 43 - This is the mildest degree of mental defect, and the feeble-minded person is ' ' one who is capable of earning a living under favorable circumstances, but is incapable, from mental defect existing from birth, or from an early age, (a) of competing on equal terms with his normal fellows; or (b) of managing himself and his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Page 9 - My dear Adele, I am 4 years old and I can read any English book. I can say all the Latin Substantives and Adjectives and active verbs besides 52 lines of Latin poetry. I can cast up any sum in addition and can multiply by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, [9], 10. [11]. I can also say the pence table. I read French a little and I know the clock.
Page 27 - His name is John. He is a very good boy.' 4 Counts four pennies. 5 "Patience.
Page 246 - Indeed, in this family and its collateral branches, we find nothing but good representative citizenship. There are doctors, lawyers, judges, educators, traders, landholders, in short, respectable citizens, men and women prominent in every phase of social life.
Page 10 - December 30, 1832. My Dearest Papa: It is now my pleasure to disclose the most ardent wishes of my heart, which are to extract out of my boundless wealth in compound, money sufficient to make this addition to my unequaled library. The Hebrew Commonwealth by John 9 A Pastor Advice 2 Hornne's commentaries on the Psalms 4 Paley's Evidence on Christianity 2 Jones Biblical Cyclopedia 10 27 It is hardly necessary to comment on the above letter as an indication of the boy's mental maturity. It speaks for...
Page 19 - One of the most important objects of measurement ... is to obtain a general knowledge of the capacities of a man by sinking shafts, as it were, at a few critical points.
Page 43 - Education, make arrangements for ascertaining — (a) what children in their area, not being imbecile, and not being merely dull or backward, are defective, that is to say, what children by reason of mental or physical defect are incapable of receiving proper benefit from the instruction in the ordinary public elementary schools...
Page 251 - Donegal were descended from Elizabeth Deming ; from Mabel Bigelow came Morrison R. Waite, Chief Justice of the United States, and the law author, Melville M. Bigelow; from Ann Richardson proceeded Marvin Richardson Vincent, professor of Sacred Literature at Columbia University, the Marchioness of Apesteguia of Cuba, and Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland, presidents of the United States.
Page 249 - Windsor, Connecticut, for fifty-nine years. Of eleven children the only son was Jonathan Edwards, one of the world's great intellects, preeminent as a divine and theologian, President of Princeton College. Of the descendants of Jonathan Edwards much has been written ; a brief catalogue must suffice : Jonathan Edwards, Jr., president of Union College; Timothy Dwight, president of Yale ; Sereno Edwards Dwight, president of Hamilton College ; Theodore Dwight Woolsey, for twenty-five years president...
Page 249 - From two English parents, sire at least remotely descended from royalty, was born in Massachusetts Elizabeth Tuttle. She developed into a woman of great beauty, of tall and commanding appearance, striking carriage, "of strong will, extreme intellectual vigor, of mental grasp akin to rapacity, attracting not by a few magnetic traits but repelling" when she evinced an extraordinary deficiency of moral sense.

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