Proceedings of the ... Convocation, Volume 22

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Page 64 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage And if I chance to fall below — Demosthenes or Cicero; Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by.
Page 97 - it is with no feeling of pride as an American that the remark may be made that on the comparatively small territorial surface of Europe there are existing upward of one hundred and thirty of these light-houses of the skies ; while throughout the whole American hemisphere there is not one.
Page 7 - war. Perhaps there is scarce any thing more worthy your attention than the revival and encouragement of seminaries of learning, and nothing by which we can more satisfactorily express our gratitude to the Supreme Being for His past favors, since piety and virtue are generally the offspring of an enlightened understanding.
Page 39 - a complete and generous education, that fits a man to perform justly, skillfully and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.
Page 7 - attended with the most beneficial consequences, yet it cannot be denied that they are principally confined to the children of the opulent, and that a great proportion of the community is excluded from their immediate advantages, the establishment of common schools throughout the State is happily calculated to remedy
Page 48 - Moving up from high to higher, Became on fortune's crowning slope The pillar of a people's hope, The centre of a world's desire.
Page 224 - Ask the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the birds of the air, and they shall tell thee. Speak to the earth, and it shall answer thee, and the fishes of the sea shall tell.
Page 55 - colleges, academies and schools which are or may be established in this State, examine into the state and system of education and discipline therein, and make a yearly report thereof to the Legislature.
Page 134 - keep the word of promise to the ear and break it to the hope,
Page 254 - three books of Euclid. Latin, one book, translation and grammar. Elementary mechanics of solids and fluids, and one of the following optional subjects, viz.: History of England with questions in modern geography ; French translation ; German translation ; one Greek book ■ History of Nova Scotia; History of the Dominion of

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