Thoughts on the Present Collegiate System in the United States

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Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1842 - Universities and colleges - 160 pages
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Page 161 - This Is a new work on morals, for academic use, and we welcome it with much satisfaction. It IS the result of several years' reflection and experience in teaching, on the part of its justly distinguished author ; and if it is not perfectly what we could wish, yet, in the most important respects, it supplies a want which has been extensively felt. It is, we think, substantially sound in its...
Page 163 - It is, as we have already stated, more than time that the study of Moral Philosophy should be introduced into all our institutions of education. We are happy to see the way so auspiciously opened for such an introduction. Jt has been " not merely abridged, but also re-written.
Page 166 - CLASS BOOK OF NATURAL THEOLOGY ; or the Testimony of Nature to the Being, Perfections, and Government of God. By the Rev. HENRY FERGUS.
Page 167 - ... to Roman antiquity ; together with as full an account of heathen mythology as is generally needed in our highest seminaries. A peculiar merit of this compilation, and one which will gain it admission into our highly respectable female seminaries, is the total absence of all allusion, even the most remote, to the disgusting obscenities of ancient mythology; while, at the same time, nothing is omitted which a pure mind would feel interested to know. We recommend the book as a valuable addition...
Page 163 - an abridgment of his work, for the use of schools. Of this step we can hardly speak too highly. It is more than time that the study of moral philosophy should be introduced into all our institutions of education. We are happy to see the way so auspiciously opened for such an introduction. It has been not merely abridged, but also re-written. We cannot but regard the labor as well bestowed.
Page 163 - THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL SCIENCE. By FRANCIS WAYLAND, DD, President of Brown University, and Professor of Moral Philosophy.
Page 161 - It is the result of several years' reflection and experience in teaching, on the part of its justly distinguished author ; and if it is not perfectly what we could wish, yet, in the most important respects, it supplies a want which has been extensively felt. It is, we think, substantially sound in its fundamental principles ; and being comprehensive and elementary In its plan, and adapted to the purposes of instruction, it will be gladly adopted by those who have for a long time been dissatisfied...
Page 90 - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
Page 161 - ... contains erroneous doctrines, especially when these are fundamental, and tend to vitiate the whole system of morals. We have been greatly pleased with the method which President Wayland...
Page 163 - The work of which this volume is an abridgment, is well known as one of the best and most complete works on Moral Philosophy extant The author is well known as one of the most profound scholars of the age. That the study of Moral Science, a science which...

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