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Page 21 - And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him. But ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.
Page 382 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis. 2. The arts and sciences shall be promoted in one or more seminaries of learning.
Page 31 - ... you shall be governed by laws of your own making, and live a free, and, if you will, a sober and industrious people.
Page 576 - The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public schools, wherein all the children of this Commonwealth, above the age of six years, may be educated, and shall appropriate at least one million dollars each year for that purpose.
Page 303 - Resolved, That the committee on education be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the...
Page 59 - Writing Letters to each other, making Abstracts of what they read; or writing the same Things in their own Words; telling or writing Stories lately read, in their own Expressions.
Page 376 - Whereas the prosperity and welfare of any people depend, in a great measure, upon the good education of youth, and their early instruction in the principles of true religion and virtue, and qualifying them to serve their country and themselves, by breeding them in reading, writing, and learning of languages, and useful arts and sciences suitable to their sex, age, and degree; which cannot be effected in any manner so well as by erecting public schools for the purposes aforesaid.
Page 33 - For their learning be liberal. Spare no cost ; for by such parsimony all is lost that is saved : but let it be useful knowledge, such as is consistent with truth and godliness...