Means and Ends: Or, Self-training

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon and Webb, 1840 - Children's literature - 264 pages
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Page 34 - But the mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body), is the desideratum.
Page 178 - Therewith bless we God, even the Father ; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Page 179 - For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Page 129 - ... to all people, that respect will of itself teach those ways of expressing it which he observes most acceptable. Be sure to keep up in him the principles of...
Page 36 - What a strange Providence, that a mother should be taken in the midst of life from her children !" Was it Providence ? No. Providence had assigned her threescore years and ten, a term long enough to rear her children, and to see her children's children ; but she did not obey the laws on which life depends, and of course, she lost it. A father, too, is cut off in the midst of his days. He is a useful and distinguished citizen, and eminent in his profession. A general buzz rises on every side, of "What...
Page 9 - Because, sir, I never knew that education meant any thing so pleasant as that. I wish my mother could hear you, sir ; she would let me play more, instead of studying all the time, if she only knew that driving hoop was called education.
Page 33 - Nature's injunction of eating and drinking were a hard task and a slavish custom. Health is that which makes your bed easy and your sleep refreshing; that revives your strength with the rising sun, and makes you cheerful at the light of another day; 'tis that which fills up the hollow and uneven places of your...
Page 36 - This man has been in the habit of studying half the night, of passing his days in his office, and in the courts ; of eating luxurious dinners and drinking various wines. He has every day violated the laws on which health depends. Did Providence cut him off? The evil rarely ends here. The diseases of the father are often transmitted ; and a feeble mother rarely leaves behind her vigorous children. It has been customary, in some cities, for young ladies to walk in thin shoes and delicate stockings...
Page 8 - I do not doubt but it is, viz. that the difference to be found in the manners and abilities of men is owing more to their education than to any thing else ; we have reason to conclude, that great care is to be had of the forming children's minds, and giving them that seasoning early, which shall influence their lives always after.
Page 10 - The knowledge you impart to one another, the kindness you receive, the loves you exchange, are all a part of your education. When you learn to sweep a room, to make a bed, or a cup of tea, a shirt, or a loaf of bread, you are getting on in your education. " Every thing around us, my children, may help forward this great work. The sun, the moon, and the stars, teach their sublime lessons. ' Day unto day uttereth knowledge.

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