Report of the General committee of public instruction of the presidency of Fort William in Bengal 1836,39-40

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1837
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Page 73 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Page 39 - We have no hesitation, however, in saying, that that education seems to us to be the best, which mingles a domestic with a school life ; and which gives to a youth the advantage which is to be derived from the learning of a master, and the emulation which results from the society of other boys, together with the affectionate vigilance which he must experience in the house of his parents. But where...
Page 40 - When the studies of maturer years are stuffed into the head of a child, people do not reflect on the anatomical fact, that the brain of an infant is not the brain of a man ; that the one is confirmed, and can bear exertion, — the other is growing, and requires repose ; — that to force the attention to abstract facts —to load the memory with chronological and historical or scientific detail— in short, to expect a child's brain to bear with impunity the exertions of a man's — is just as rational...
Page 35 - I omit to mention, that his patience and discretion have animated and supported me under circumstances of peculiar difficulty which at one time appeared to threaten the very existence of the Institution. In truth, I may say, that without Mr. Hare's influence, any attempt to form a Hindu Medical Class would have been futile, and under this feeling I trust I...
Page 35 - Hare. Scarcely had the order of Government for the institution of the college appeared, before this gentleman, prompted by the dictates of his own benevolent spirit, having ascertained the objects of the undertaking and becoming convinced of the vast benefits likely to accrue from it, immediately afforded me his influence in furtherance of the ends it had in view. "His advice and assistance have been to me at all times, most valuable ; his frequent attendance at the Lectures, and at the Institution...
Page 34 - I do not intend to dwell upon my difficulties, but it is necessary for a full comprehension of the subject that I should allude to them, and I feel it my duty to do so in a somewhat marked manner in justice to him through whose instrumentality ^chiefly, they were surmounted. This zealous coadjutor and invaluable assistant was Mr. David Hare. Scarcely had the order of Government for the institution of the College appeared, before this gentleman, prompted by the dictates of his own benevolent spirit.
Page 35 - No. 7, in the Appendix, it will be observed that the majority of the students of the originally formed class had received their education at the Hindu College, or at Mr. Hare's school ; hence, from the earliest period of the undertaking, I had an opportunity of becoming intimately acquainted with most of them, through information derived from Mr.
Page 52 - After these remarks, it is almost superfluous to add, that it is, in many cases, a fortunate circumstance, when the words we employ have lost their pedigree ; or (what amounts nearly to the same thing) when it can be traced by those alone who are skilled in ancient and in foreign languages. Such words have in their favour the sanction of immemorial use ; and the obscurity of their history prevents them from misleading the imagination, by recalling...
Page 121 - College should include two departments, the English and Oriental, the benefits of instruction afforded by which should be open to candidates of every sect or creed willing to conform to the established rules of discipline.
Page 101 - I therfore think that the appointment of at least two new teachers of English is absolutely necessary. I would also add that if the means of the Institution admit, the vernacular language should be cultivated ; for which purpose two natives of Calcutta or its neighbourhood ought to be appointed ; for I fear at Dacca it will be difficult to find a native speaking his own language with purity of pronunciation. "In conclusion I beg to bring to your notice that it would be far more conducive to the Institution...

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