Brightness and Dullness in Children

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1923 - Child development - 322 pages

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Page 33 - 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 or his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Page 17 - His name is John. He is a very good boy.' 4 Counts four pennies. 5 "Patience.
Page 239 - 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.
Page 9 - 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 240 - 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 twentyfive years president of Yale College; Sarah, wife of Tapping Reeve, founder of Litchfield Law School, herself no mean lawyer; Daniel Tyler, a general of the Civil War and founder of the iron industries of north Alabama; Timothy...
Page 236 - 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 33 - 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 170 - The poor baby as if it were sick. 31. She if she will. 35. Brothers and sisters always to help other and should quarrel. 38 weather usually a good effect one's spirits. 48. It is very annoying to tooth-ache, often comes at the most time imaginable.

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