Lectures on History, and General Policy: To which is Prefixed, an Essay on a Course of Liberal Education for Civil and Active Life : and an Additional Lecture on the Constitution of the United States : the Whole Corrected, Improved and Enlarged: with a Chart of History and a Chart of Biography, Volume 1

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P. Byrne, 1803 - Education
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Page 76 - A sensible writer on the uses of history, remarks, that "History tends to strengthen the sentiments of virtue, by the variety of views in which it exhibits the conduct of Divine Providence, and points out the hand of God in the affairs of men.
Page 265 - ... who will not take the small degree of pains that is necessary to make themselves masters of it ; or who think any thing mean, or unworthy of their notice, which is so useful and convenient...
Page 47 - ... his judgment; he may acquire the faculty and the habit of discerning quicker, and looking farther; and of exerting that flexibility and steadiness which are necessary to be joined in the conduct of all affairs that depend on the concurrence or opposition of other men.
Page 233 - First introduced no new weight into his mints, but that the same weight, used there for some ages after, and called the pound of the Tower of London, was the old pound of the Saxon moneyers before the Conquest. This pound was lighter than the Troy pound by three quarters of an ounce Troy, and did not very...
Page 238 - ... be reckoned thirty times cheaper than it is now. In the reign of William the Conqueror commodities were ten times cheaper than they are at prefent j from which we cannot help forming a very high idea of the wealth and power of that king.
Page 241 - ... in this country than before. The price of corn in the time of James I. and confequently that of other...

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