Memory and Intellectual Improvement: Applied to Self-education and Juvenile Instruction

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Fowlers and Wells, 1847 - Memory - 219 pages
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Page 217 - MIND over his animal propensities ; a large frontal and coronal region, the former to give him intellectual capacity, and the latter to impart high moral worth, aims, and feelings, elevation of character, and blamelessness of conduct ; large Veneration, Hope, and Spirituality, to imbue...
Page 115 - ALL-POWERFUL, should be cultivated with an assiduity commensurate with the good it is capable of conferring. If " The man that hath no music in his soul. Is fit for treason, stratagems, and spoils," all youth, all adults should cultivate this refining sentiment, as a means both of banishing carnality and promoting moral elevation and purity. All children have this purifying gift as necessarily as eyes...
Page 221 - Editors also require a mental temperament, with, large Individuality and Eventuality, to collect and disseminate incidents, facts, news, and give a PRACTICAL cast of mind; large Comparison, to enable them to illustrate, criticise, show up errors, and the like ; full or large Combativeness, to render them spirited ; large Language, to render them copious, free, spicy, and racy; and large Ideality, to give taste and elevated sentiments.
Page 225 - Merchants require Acquisitiveness, to impart a desire and tact for business ; large Hope, to promote enterprise ; full Cautiousness, to render them safe ; large perceptives, to give quick and correct judgment of the qualities of goods ; good Calculation, to impart rapidity and correctness in casting accounts ; large...
Page 225 - ... large Hope, to promote enterprise; full Cautiousness, to render them safe; large Perceptives, to give quick and correct judgment of the qualities of goods ; good Calculation, to impart rapidity and correctness in casting accounts ; large Approbativeness, to render them courteous and affable ; and full Adhesiveness, to enable them to make friends of customers, and thus retain them. Why is one young man a better salesman than another? and why is one better worth a salary twice or thrice the amount...
Page 19 - Hence, there are as many different kinds of memory as there are intellectual faculties : the greater energy of some of which, and the feebleness of others, both in the same head and in different persons. cause and account for the fact, that some can remember faces yet forget names, while others remember places, almost by intuition, yet forget items. This diversity in the memories of men, entirely precludes the idea that memory is a single faculty.
Page 67 - There are a few who transact business to the amount of twelve 01 fifteen thousand dollars a year. How they manage a business of this extent, in the smallest fractions and driblets, without the aid of any written accounts, is very surprising. It is done, however, and with the utmost accuracy, without any other aid than that of the memory.
Page 40 - ... the invisible. Attention to the visual becomes, in phrenological practice, a duty, and akin to an obsession. As described by OS Fowler, the premier American popularizer of the science and, after Combe, one of the movement's most important figures, the visual supersedes all other forms of interest: Even in church, when you would fain exercise your religious feelings, before you were aware, you found yourselves intently inspecting this head and that, and the other; nor were you satisfied without...

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