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Page 183 - What unseen altar crowns the hills That reach up stair on stair? What eyes look through, what white wings fan These purple veils of air? What Presence from the heavenly heights To those of earth stoops down? Not vainly Hellas dreamed of gods On Ida's snowy crown!
Page 183 - Touched by a light that hath no name, A glory never sung, Aloft on sky and mountain wall Are God's great pictures hung. How changed the summits vast and old ! No longer granite-browed, They melt in rosy mist ; the rock Is softer than the cloud : The valley holds its breath ; no leaf Of all its elms is twirled : The silence of eternity Seems falling on the world.
Page 325 - Sooner or later everything pertaining to education, from the site of the buildings to the contents of every text- book, and the methods of each branch of study must be scrutinized with all the care and detail at the command of scientific pedagogy, and judged from the standpoint of health.
Page 188 - It is the iron rule in our day to require an object and a purpose in life. It makes us all parts of a complicated scheme of progress, which can only result In our arrival at a colder and drearier region than we were bora in. It insists upon everybody's adding somewhat — a mite, perhaps, but earned by incessant effort— to an accumulated pile of usefulness...
Page 438 - Schoolroom" was published and quite widely circulated. In 1855 Mr. Parish was appointed by the governor a member of the State Board of Education for eight years, as successor to Rev.
Page 323 - ... becoming infected by disease-germs, and hence spreading contagion. Finally, in many schools there is no proper place to hang wraps and cloaks. Some of the class-rooms have narrow wardrobes at the back where clothing is shut in ; in others the outer garments are hung directly upon hooks in the wall. Damp and dirty outer clothing should never be kept in a school-room crowded with little children, for in case any of these articles are infected by germs of disease, especially of scarlet-fever and...
Page 8 - O wherefore ! Are we naught to Thee ? Like senseless weeds that rise and fall Upon thine awful sea, are we No more then, after all...
Page 109 - A pair of cartwheels, strongly bound with iron and nearly new, with the spire and axle, were carried ten rods, the spire broken off in the middle, all the spokes but two broken out of one wheel and more than half out of the other. All the trees in an orchard of one hundred, without a single exception, were prostrated, and one half of them were wrenched up by the roots and carried entirely away, root and branch. The trunk of one of these trees, divested of its principal roots and branches, was found...
Page 251 - ... proper analysis, be made to disclose their sources and their injurious elements, and so they may be avoided, while it still remains true that " the wind bloweth where it listeth." It is the object of this paper to point out some of the difficulties pertaining to the study of meteorology, as well as some of the results already attained, having specially in view the bearing of the whole on the proper work of the medical practitioner.