Handwork as an Educational Medium

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Macmillan Company, Limited, 1915 - Education - 228 pages

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Page 59 - In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood...
Page 39 - Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand ? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight ? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain ? I see thee yet, in form as palpable As this which now I draw.
Page 112 - And the faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. No one is compos sui if he have it not An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.
Page 60 - It is not sufficient to be assured that such a candidate is a safe man and will not go wrong. Every new candidate ought to be able to subscribe his quota towards developing Church Music, and should help to make things go right.
Page 135 - ... the lower limbs; but in the use of the hands we are in a manner lame, by reason of the folly of nurses and mothers; for although our several limbs are by nature balanced, we create a difference in them by bad habit. In some cases this is of no consequence, as, for example, when we hold the lyre in the left hand, and the plectrum in the right, but it is downright folly to make the same distinction in other cases. The custom of the Scythians proves our error; for they not only hold the bow from...
Page 146 - Nature is cruel, man is sick of blood; Nature is stubborn, man would fain adore ; Nature is fickle, man hath need of rest ; Nature forgives no debt, and fears no grave; Man would be mild, and with safe conscience blest. Man . must begin, know this, where Nature ends ; - ' Nature and man can never be fast friends. Fool, if thou canst not pass her, rest her slave ! To George Cruikshank ON SEEING, IN THE COUNTRY, HIS PICTURE OF 'THE BOTTLE.
Page 200 - The gain in speed made possible by adding mastery of the higher language habits to mastery of the lower, does not lead to less, but to greater accuracy in detail. We have found invariably that many more mistakes are made in receiving disconnected letters than in receiving, at a much more rapid rate, letters that form words ; and that, in turn, many more mistakes are made in receiving disconnected words than in receiving, at a still rapider rate, connected discourse.
Page 135 - In this respect, that the right and left hand are supposed to differ by nature when we use them ; whereas no difference is found in the use of the feet and the lower limbs ; but in the use of the hands we are in a manner lame, by reason of the foljy of nurses and mothers ; for although our several limbs are by nature balanced, we create a difference in them by bad habit.
Page 88 - When the difference is stated in this sharp fashion, there is almost always introduced a false, unnatural separation between process and product, between activity and its achieved outcome. The true distinction is not between an interest in activity for its own sake and interest in the external result of that activity, but between an interest in an activity just as it flows on from moment to moment and an interest in an activity as tending to a culmination, to an outcome, and therefore possessing...
Page 50 - Sammy that we have acquired in the presence of objects definite attitudes of response which lead us, without reflection, to anticipate certain possible consequences. The definiteness of the expectation defines the meaning or takes it out of the vague and pulpy; its habitual, recurrent character gives the meaning constancy, stability, consistency, or takes it out of the fluctuating and wavering.

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