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abstract addressed AGNOSTIC aim and sanctifies ancient Aristotle attending the sick Biological BIOLOGIST cause and law chemistry Church of England consummate practitioner conviction DAYS OF IGNORANCE distribution of prizes divine doctrines and duties DOGMA duties of Christianity elements of moral enquiry evolution experiment fact fatal force formed the consummate Galileo groundwork highest skill human nature individual infer inorganic intellectual progress interest of attending Joseph Henry Green Kepler King's College ledge living material surroundings material world Materialistic Medicine and Surgery metaphysical mind modern knowledge modes moral cultivation moral Nature Oration organisation particular professions philosophical physical universe physicist planet practical precise know preparation for particular prescribes the aim Profes PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION professions united race REIGN OF LAW relations Religion Religionist religious result scan scientific knowledge sentient specialised specific preparation spiritual student of Medicine sufferings superhuman Supreme sympathy things of Faith tions true uncountable wholly secular words yearning
Page 14 - This also we humbly and earnestly beg, that human things may not prejudice such as are divine ; neither that from the unlocking of the gates of sense, and the kindling of a greater natural light, anything of incredulity, or intellectual night, may arise in our minds towards divine mysteries.
Page 29 - ... the consummate practitioner, why need it go further ? ' But what if humanity shall warm it ? Then this interest, this excitement, this intellectual pleasure, is exalted into a principle, and invested with a moral motive, and passes into the heart. What if it be carried still further? What if religion should animate it? Why, then, happy indeed is that man whose mind, whose moral nature, and whose spiritual being, are all harmoniously engaged in the daily business of his life ; with whom the same...
Page 15 - ... towards divine mysteries. But rather, that by our mind thoroughly cleansed and purged from fancy and vanities, and yet subject and perfectly given up to the divine oracles, there may be given unto faith the things that are faith's.
Page 29 - ... a skill in the use of remedies. And the skill may exalt the interest, and the interest may improve the skill, until, in process of time, experience forms the consummate practitioner. But does the interest of attending the sick necessarily stop here ? The question may seem strange. If it has led to the readiest discernment and the highest skill, and formed the consummate practitioner, why need it go further ? But what if humanity shall warm it ? Then this interest, this excitement, this intellectual...
Page 13 - College shall continue * as a body politic and corporate for the purpose of giving ' instruction in the various branches of literature and science ' and the doctrines and duties of Christianity as the same are ' inculcated by the Church of England...
Page 29 - If it has led to the readiest discernment and the highest skill, and formed the consummate practitioner, why need it go further ? But what if humanity shall warm it ? Then this interest, this excitement, this intellectual pleasure, is exalted into a principle, and invested with a moral motive and passes into the heart. What if it be carried still further ? What if religion should animate it ? Why, then happy indeed is that man whose mind, whose moral nature, and whose spiritual being are all harmoniously...
Page 28 - ... living, moving, sentient body for all this. This body must be your study, and your continual care — your active, willing, earnest care. Nothing must make you shrink from it. In its weakness and infirmities, in the dishonours of its corruption, you must still value it — still stay by it — to mark its hunger and thirst, its sleeping and waking, its heat and its cold ; to hear its complaints, to register its groans.
Page 13 - as a College in which instruction in the doctrines and duties of Christianity as taught by the Church of England should be for ever combined with other branches of useful education'.
Page 29 - ... possible to feel an interest in all this ? Ay, indeed it is ; a greater, far greater, interest than ever painter or sculptor took in the form and beauties of its health. ' Whence comes this interest ? At first, perhaps, it seldom comes naturally: a mere sense of duty must engender it; and still, for awhile, a mere sense of duty must keep it alive.
Page 29 - ... to the benefit of the race, but sometimes, alas ! the fruits of our labors like the Dead Sea apples have turned to ashes as we thought to pluck them. Such may at times be your experience, let it not dishearten you. For a time perhaps a mere sense of duty will keep your interest alive in your work. " Presently the quick, curious, restless spirit of science enlivens it; and then it becomes an excitement, and then a pleasure, and then the deliberate choice of the mind.