Gymnastics in the School Room: A Manual for the Use of Teachers

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Herald Printing & Publishing Company, Limited, 1891 - Calisthenics - 172 pages
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Page vii - Allow me to recall the words of director Lion, who years ago when speaking of the effects of systematic gymnastics upon him, said: "In sorrowful hours, when wrath, anxiety and sorrow rose in bitter billows in my heart, so that it seemed as if head and breast would burst, I have, by these exercises dispelled my cares and found oblivion. Though but for a few hours, yet these were not to be bought for gold.
Page v - It is my belief that only one-half of the school hours should be devoted to study, and the rest to physical training and games." Last of all come those who, with Dr. Hartung, demand that first of all it is necessary to lift all physical training, or whatever goes by that name at present in many of our school systems, from that inferior position as a remedial or therapeutic agent, as a repair department...
Page vii - The workman for his work a goodly tool doth need, The fighter goodly weapons for the fray, Thou fighter of the Lord, and workman, spirit, heed That thou treat not thy body in too light a way; It is thy working tool, it is thy battle gear, Keep thou it well, in work and fight to persevere.
Page 112 - A person facing a given point is in the front position to the same; then, according to that part of a circle which he describes while turning about his longitudinal axis (a line perpendicular through his body) we distinguish an eighth, a quarter or a half circle.
Page vii - An embittered child is like a withering rose ; hardly given to life, it is a victim to death.

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