Instruction: A Poem

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R. Taylor, 1811 - Monitorial system of education - 16 pages
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Page 7 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village- Hampden, that, with dauntless breast, The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Page 14 - little children" from an early grave ; It sent a teacher zealous for his kind, To exalt the poor and raise the lowly mind : Of nature mild, — in nought but virtue bold, And form'd in Charity's completest mould : To rear the good — the summit of his fame!
Page 9 - Seems to enlighten without aid of Time*; Like that vast engine's mighty speed and power Which stamps the coin by myriads in an hour ! The guileless children that we rang'd behold, 75 As pure, and ductile too, as virgin gold ! Each like the coin shall...
Page 8 - Each little bosom feels the sacred fire, Which Faith and Hope and Charity inspire. See cheerful ranks on emulation bent, 45 Where gen'rous contest cannot mar content ; Studious, yet playful, where at once we see Wise discipline and wholesome liberty : No coward brow ! — no lip that tremor speaks, While fear's pale passion frosts upon the cheeks ; 50 For here no Tyrant deals the brutal smart, To rouse the baser passions of the heart ; But here wise Punishment awakens shame, While sweet Reward proclaims...
Page 4 - The great happiness of possessing a benevolent and illustrious Prince who is the Patron of all that confirms the Well-being, and contributes to the Glory of the Country. 127 to 140.— Exhortation to Great Britain to civilize the World. 141 to 154. * It is remarkable that three great Events, so pregnant with good towards the Human Race, should be the result of the labours of three Individuals, Clarkson, Jenner, and Lancaster, and nearly at the same Period.
Page 8 - ... to race ! Behold the School ! see rang'd in order fair (" Plants of his hand and children of his care,") * " Full many a gem of purest ray serene " The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; " Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, " And waste its sweetness on the desert air !" GRAY'S ELE▄T. The shelter'd babes of Poverty and Guile, Their looks all brighten'd from Instruction's smile ! 40 Cleanly, though poor — though rude, yet gently taught Th...
Page 4 - Calculated to add to the happiness and bravery of Soldiers, by giving them powers to appreciate the Value of their Country. 89 to 96.
Page 9 - Strength in their arms, where virtue follows toil ; Early impress'd to feel th' important cause Of mild religion and protective laws, The conscious good their manly nerves shall string, True to themselves, their country, and their king...
Page 9 - How many sages from that throng may rise, And future NELSONS start for glory's prize ! How many burn at WELLINGTON'S career, How many glow as...

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