Memories of Yale Life and Men, 1854-1899

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903 - 500 pages

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Page 91 - It is intended to maintain such a proportion between the different branches of literature and science, as to form a proper symmetry and balance of character. ' In laying the foundation of a thorough education, it is necessary that all the important faculties be brought into exercise. When certain mental endowments receive a much higher culture than others, there is a distortion in the intellectual character. The powers of the mind are not developed in their fairest proportions by studying languages...
Page 14 - Latin Grammar, Goodrich's Greek Grammar, Latin Prosody, Writing Latin, Barnard's or Adams' Arithmetic, Murray's English Grammar, and Morse's, Worcester's, or Woodbridge's Geography.
Page 91 - ... nor to finish the details of either a professional or practical education ; but to commence a thorough course, and to carry it as far as the time of the student's residence here will allow.
Page 91 - In the course of instruction in this college, it has been an object to maintain such a proportion between the different branches of literature and science, as to form in the student a proper balance of character.
Page 44 - His principles in discipline may be illustrated by a passage in an address already referred to, where he says that " a faithful and discreet college officer has his eye upon the minutest deviations from correct deportment. But he may suffer them to pass without censure, if he sees no danger that they will grow into evils of formidable magnitude. He distinguishes between the harmless light of the glow-worm, and the spark which is falling on the magazine of guupowder." And again, after quoting a statesman's...
Page 91 - It contains those subjects only which ought to be understood by every one who aims at a thorough education. The principles of science and literature, are the common foundation of all high intellectual attainments. They give that furniture, and discipline, and elevation of the mind, which are the best preparation "for the study of a profession, or of the operations which are peculiar to the higher mercantile, manufacturing or agricultural establishments.
Page 410 - Saturn's rings, the moon, and other celestial objects, to the country folks, who came from miles around to look through it. "He computed all the eclipses for fifteen years to come, and made almanacs for 1830 and 1831. In order to give the places of the planets in these almanacs (never having seen a nautical almanac or tables of the planets), he computed tables for himself from the elements of PROFESSOR CHESTER S. LYMAN the planets' orbits, as given in a small book by Blair on Natural Philosophy.
Page 203 - His French classes were large, but were composed mainly of students who sought amusement rather than instruction, and whose chief aim was to impose on his long-suffering good-nature, and to put him to his wit's end in the vain endeavor to preserve some show of discipline.
Page 408 - In his attitude and in his manner of expressing himself, a certain formality was characteristic of him. Especially was this manifest in cases where he sought an interview with others on matters of business, or on subjects of interest with respect to his own particular work. The slight and somewhat peculiar hesitation in his utterance rendered this formality more conspicuous.
Page 262 - I would rather have ten settled opinions, and nine of them wrong, than to be like my brother Gibbs with none of the ten settled.

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