Memories of Yale Life and Men, 1854-1899

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903 - 500 pages
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Page 91 - It contains those subjects only which ought to be understood by every one who aims at a thorough education. The principles of science and literature are the common foundation of all high intellectual attainments. They give that furniture, and discipline, and elevation to the mind, which are the best preparation for the study of a profession, or of the operations which are peculiar to the higher mercantile, manufacturing, or agricultural establishments.
Page 91 - ... will allow. It is intended to maintain such a proportion between the different branches of literature and science, as to form a proper symmetry and balance of character. In laying the foundation of a thorough education, it is necessary that all the important faculties be brought into exercise. When certain mental endowments receive a much higher culture than others, there is a distortion in the intellectual character. The powers of the mind are not developed in their fairest proportions by studying...
Page 14 - Latin Grammar, Goodrich's Greek Grammar, Latin Prosody, Writing Latin, Barnard's or Adams' Arithmetic, Murray's English Grammar, and Morse's, Worcester's, or Woodbridge's Geography.
Page 327 - ... utmost courtesy, often disarming him by kindness ; and while nothing could induce him to make the slightest sacrifice of principle, neither could he needlessly put at hazard the peace of the Church. And the brightest attribute of his character was, that he was an eminent saint: he lived habitually under the influence of the powers of the world to come...
Page 91 - ... nor to finish the details of either a professional or practical education; but to commence a thorough course and to carry it as far (as the time of the student's residence here will allow.
Page 207 - His French classes were large, but were composed mainly of students who sought amusement rather than instruction, and whose chief aim was to impose on his long-suffering good nature.
Page 98 - It has long been felt at Yale College to be important to furnish resident Graduates and others with the opportunity of devoting themselves to special branches of study, either not provided for at present or not pursued as far as individual students may desire.
Page 44 - His principles in discipline may be illustrated by a passage in an address already referred to, where he says that " a faithful and discreet college officer has his eye upon the minutest deviations from correct deportment. But he may suffer them to pass without censure, if he sees no danger that they will grow into evils of formidable magnitude. He distinguishes between the harmless light of the glow-worm, and the spark which is falling on the magazine of guupowder." And again, after quoting a statesman's...
Page 123 - In his own lecture room the students felt the genial sway of his oratory. No other such instructions were given, uniting at once pleasure and improvement. Hence for many years the study of chemistry was, perhaps, the most popular one in the institution.
Page 414 - Saturn's rings, the moon, and other celestial objects, to the country-folk who came from miles around to look through it. He computed all the eclipses for fifteen years to come, and made almanacs for 1830 and 1831. In order to give the places of the planets in these almanacs (never having seen a nautical almanac or astronomical tables of the planets), he made...

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