On Colonial Literature, Science and Education: Written with a View of Improving the Literary, Educational, and Public Institutions of British North America. In Three Volumes, Volume 1

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J.H. Crosskill, 1842 - Church and education - 363 pages
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Page 325 - Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
Page 325 - Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the Prophets and Moses did say should come; that Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people and the Gentiles.
Page 259 - studied contrivances of speech, shock and disgust men, when their own lives, and the fate of their wives, and children, and their country, hang on the decision of the hour. Then words have lost their power, rhetoric is vain, and all elaborate oratory
Page 241 - these precepts in his daily conduct The Scripture says train up a child in the way in which he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it, but it does not promise the same result from merely instructing him; in this respect scripture and nature
Page 325 - whereof I am accused of the Jews, especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews, wherefore I beseecli thee to hear me patiently.
Page 260 - eloquent; then self-devotion is eloquent. The clear conception, out-running the deductions of Logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking on the tongue, beaming from the eye, informing every feature, and urging the whole man onward, right onward to his object— this, this is eloquence, or, rather, it is something greater and higher than all eloquence—it is action, noble, sublime, god-like action.
Page 259 - The eloquence of Mr. Adams resembled his general character, and formed, indeed, a part of it. It was bold, manly, and energetic;' and such the crisis required. When public bodies are to be addressed on momentous occasions, when great interests are at stake, and strong passions excited, nothing is valuable in speech, further than it is connected with high intellectual and moral endowments. Clearness,
Page 256 - it leaves the world all light, all on fire, from the potent contact of its own spirit. Bacon died; but the human understanding roused by the touch of his miraculous wand, to a perception of the true philosophy, and the just mode of
Page 70 - say with the Psalmist, How manifold are thy works 0 Lord .' in wisdom hast thou made them all ! And when I have been losing myself in admiration of what I understand not, but enough to admire and not to comprehend, I am often
Page 162 - who sends his son into the world uneducated, without skill in any art or science, does a great injury to mankind, as well as to his own family, for he defrauds the community of a useful citizen, and bequeaths to it a nuisance. This parental duty is strongly and persuasively inculcated by the writers on natural law. Solon

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