The Lesson System: The Story of Its Origin and Inauguration

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Page 84 - Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth...
Page 10 - We need an institution for the formation of better teachers : and until this step is taken we can make no important progress. The most crying want in this Commonwealth is the want of accomplished teachers. We boast of our schools : but our schools do comparatively little, for want of educated instructors. Without good teaching, a school is but a name.
Page 76 - ... recommended to them, will be incited to perseverance by the interest which they see others taking in them. It may happen, in rare instances, that a person of eminent mental endowments, which otherwise might have remained uncultivated and unknown, will be stimulated in this manner to diligence, and put forth unexpected powers, and, passing rapidly beyond the rest, become greatly distinguished, and take a place among the luminaries of the age. I shall be interested to watch, during the little space...
Page 10 - One of the surest signs of the regeneration of society will be, the elevation of the art of teaching to the highest rank in the community. When a people shall learn, that its greatest benefactors and most important members are men devoted to the liberal instruction of all its classes, to the work of raising to life its buried intellect, it will have opened to itself the path of true glory.
Page 11 - ... of individual action ; — for a period of time, long enough to admit of a systematic plan of operations, and yet not so protracted as to prove a burdensome expense, or an interruption to other engagements ; — under the direction of men, whose only claim to respect and continued attention must be their experience and acknowledged success in the subjects assigned them — and in a course of instruction, at once theoretical and practical, combined with opportunities of inquiry, discussion and...
Page 75 - ... believe. By giving a portion of their time to a vigorous training of the intellect and a study of the best books, men gain the power to deal satisfactorily with questions with which the mind might otherwise become bewildered.
Page 43 - Convention appoint a committee to consist of five clergymen and five laymen, to select a course of Bible lessons for a series of years not exceeding seven, which shall, as far as they may decide possible, embrace a general study of the whole Bible, alternating between the Old and New Testaments semi-annually or quarterly, as they shall deem best; and to publish a list of such lessons as fully as possible, and at least for the two years next ensuing, as early as the first of August, 1872; and that...
Page 24 - ... 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him. Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business' 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Page 80 - From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
Page 75 - ... we owe to God and to each other; and that there is no law of the universe — sublime and wonderful as it may be — so worthy of being fully known as the law of love, which makes him who obeys it...

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