Report to the Trustees of the Dick Bequest for the Benefit of the Parochial Schoolmasters and Schools in the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff, and Moray, Volume 2

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1844 - Church schools
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Page 323 - So saying, with dispatchful looks in haste She turns, on hospitable thoughts intent What choice to choose for delicacy best, What order, so contrived as not to mix Tastes, not well join'd, inelegant, but bring Taste after taste upheld with kindliest change...
Page 327 - Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business ; for expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one : but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs come best from those that are learned.
Page lxxxix - THE angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal to one another : and, if the equal sides be produced, the angles upon the other side of the base shall be equal.
Page 204 - First, let him teach the child cheerfully and plainly the cause and matter of the Letter ; then let him construe it into English, so oft as the child may easily carry away the understanding of it; lastly, parse it over perfectly. This done thus, let the child, by and by, both construe and parse it over again ; so that it may appear that the child doubteth in nothing that his master taught him before.
Page 163 - All sacrifices do but speed forward that great day, when the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Page 76 - The end, then, of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.
Page 325 - With short shrill shriek flits by on leathern wing; Or where the beetle winds His small but sullen horn, As oft he rises midst the twilight path, Against the pilgrim borne in heedless hum: Now teach me, maid composed, To breathe some softened strain, Whose numbers, stealing through thy darkening vale, May not unseemly with its stillness suit; As, musing slow, I hail Thy genial loved return.
Page 327 - What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unused.
Page 70 - ... so doing ; and I particularly recommend the said Professors to pay great attention to the qualifications and diligence of the several Parochial Schoolmasters, for and in superintending the education of students in the said colleges, during the intervals between the sessions thereof, and for and in preparing youths for the said colleges, taking care, at the same time, that the common branches of education are properly attended to at the said Parochial Schools...
Page 6 - ... morality and religion, and of such branches of literature as by the majority of heritors and minister shall be deemed most necessary and important for the parish, by examination of the presentee, by certificates and recommendations in his favour, by their own personal inquiry or otherwise, and shall see him sign the Confession of Faith and Formula of the Church of Scotland...

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