Contributions to American Educational History, Volume 4

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Herbert Baxter Adams
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1889 - Education
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Page 81 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 239 - To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Page 222 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 148 - Cooter,' a name generally applied in the South by the negroes to the terrapin, and the name suited him exactly. He was less than five feet high, and the head was the biggest part of the whole man. He was a perfect taper from the side of his head down to his feet ; he looked like a wedge with a head on it.
Page 237 - States, that, during the colonial period, "in the Southern States education was almost wholly neglected, but nowhere to such an extent as in South Carolina. In that colony, prior to 1730, no such thing as a grammar school existed. Between 1731 and 1776 there were five. During the Revolution there were none.
Page 112 - Men will always fight for their government according to their sense of its value. To value it aright they must understand it. This they cannot do without education. And, as a large portion of the citizens are poor, and can never attain that inestimable blessing without the aid of government, it is plainly the duty of government to bestow it freely upon them.
Page 153 - Cooper showing that his continuance in office defeats the ends and aims of the institution, or authorizing his removal, have been substantiated by proof, and that the charges against him be therefore dismissed.
Page 214 - An act for the founding and erecting of a free school for the use of the inhabitants of South Carolina.
Page 28 - Before, and just after the Revolution, many, perhaps it would be more accurate to say most, of our youth of opulent families were educated at English schools and universities. There can be no doubt their attainments in polite literature were very far superior to those of their cotemporaries at the North, and the standard of scholarship in Charleston was consequently much higix.-r than in any other city on the continent," &c.+ " In his Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century, published in 1808 by Dr.
Page 220 - With the growing wealth of the province the schools became more numerous and co-extended with the spreading population. The number of individuals who could afford to maintain private tutors and of natives who were sent abroad for education increased in like manner. None of the British provinces in proportion to their numbers sent so many of their sons to Europe for education as South Carolina.

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