Our Schools: Their Administration and Supervision

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Page iv - And disappointment's dry and bitter root, Envy's harsh berries, and the choking pool Of the world's scorn, are the right mother-milk To the tough hearts that pioneer their kind, And break a pathway to those unknown realms That in the earth's broad shadow lie enthralled ; Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts...
Page 408 - In consideration of the sum of one dollar in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and of the further sum of dollars, to be paid as hereinafter specified, the said...
Page 240 - A respect for truth, however, obliges us to remark that they seem never for a moment to have turned their eyes from the danger to liberty from the overgrown and all-grasping prerogative of an hereditary magistrate, supported and fortified by an hereditary branch of the legislative authority. They seem never to have recollected the danger from legislative usurpations, which, by assembling all power in the same hands, must lead to the same tyranny as is threatened by executive usurpations.
Page iv - A hand is stretched to him from out the dark, Which grasping without question, he is led Where there is work that he must do for God. The trial still is the strength's complement, And the uncertain, dizzy path that scales The sheer heights of supremest purposes Is steeper to the angel than the child. Chances have laws as fixed as planets have, And disappointment's dry and bitter root, Envy's harsh berries, and the choking pool Of...
Page iv - That in the earth's broad shadow lie enthralled ; Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts ; These are their stay, and when the leaden world Sets its hard face against their fateful thought, And brute strength, like a scornful conqueror, Clangs his huge mace down in the other scale, The inspired soul but flings his patience in, And slowly that outweighs the ponderous globe, — One faith against a whole earth's unbelief, One soul against the flesh of all mankind.
Page 412 - ... attendance at school or application to study for the period required, or that such child or children are taught in a private school, or at home, in such branches as are usually taught in primary schools, or have already acquired the ordinary branches of learning taught in the public school...
Page 228 - I am come that ye might have life, and that ye might have it more abundantly.
Page 408 - Board may designate. The said house is to be built of the best material, in a substantial, workmanlike manner; and is to be completed and delivered to...
Page 309 - It may be on that joyless feast his eye Dwelt with mere outward seeming ; he, within, Took measure of his soul, and knew its strength, And by that silent knowledge, day by day, Was calm'd, ennobled, comforted, sustain'd.
Page 298 - ... is practically a confession of the merits of the free text-book system. I see no reason for turning over the selection of text-books to a committee of the board, or to the board as a whole, since its members are not so vitally interested in, or so closely in touch with, the educational needs. A tactful superintendent will not arrogate to himself exclusive power, but will consult in some way those upon whom he depends for a proper discharge of the work. It might be well to place this matter...

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