American Annals of Education

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Otis, Broaders, 1835 - Education
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Page 450 - If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Page 544 - Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Page 23 - MOST foreign writers, who have given any character of the English nation, whatever vices they ascribe to it, allow, in general, that the people are naturally modest. It proceeds perhaps from this our national virtue, that our orators are observed to make use of less gesture or action than those of other countries. Our preachers stand...
Page 478 - Sirs, why do ye these things ? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein : who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
Page 25 - ... for he was not able to utter a word without it. One of his clients, who was more merry than wise, stole it from him one day in the midst of his pleading, but he had better have let it alone, for he lost his cause by his jest. I have all along acknowledged myself to be a dumb man, and therefore may be thought a very improper person to give rules for oratory ; but I believe every one will agree with me in this, that we ought either to lay aside all kinds of gesture, (which seems to be very suitable...
Page 379 - The proceeds of all lands that have been or hereafter may be granted by the United States to this State for the support of schools, which shall...
Page 25 - Westminster-hall, there was a counsellor who never pleaded without a piece of packthread in his hand, which he used to twist about a thumb or a finger all the while he was speaking ; the wags of those days used to call it " the thread of his discourse," for he was not able to utter a word without it.
Page 127 - History combined. 5 The History of the United States. 6. Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, and Surveying. 7. Natural Philosophy, and the elements of Astronomy. 8. Chemistry and Mineralogy. 9. The Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New- York. 10. Select parts of the Revised Statutes, and the Duties of Public Officers. 11. Moral and Intellectual Philosophy. 12. The Principles of Teaching.
Page 25 - Athens, reading over the oration which had procured his banishment, and seeing his friends admire it, could not forbear asking them, if they were so much affected by the bare reading of it, how much more they would have been alarmed, had they heard him actually throwing...
Page 24 - Paul preaching at Athens, where the apostle is represented as lifting up both his arms, and pouring out the thunder of his rhetoric amidst an audience of pagan philosophers. It is certain, that proper gestures and vehement exertions of the voice cannot be too much studied by a public orator. They are a kind of comment to what he utters, and enforce every thing he says, with weak hearers, better than the strongest argument he can make use of. They keep the audience awake, and fix their attention to...

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