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 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 — and is in a fair way of superseding Paley, as > a text-book in our higher seminaries.
Page 168 - Roman Antiquities and Ancient Mythology , in my school for several years, I commend it to teachers, with great confidence, as a valuable text-book on those interesting branches of education. E. BAILEY.
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 162 - The work has been read by me attentively and thoroughly, and I think very highly of it. The author himself is one of the most estimable of men, and I do not know of any ethical treatise, in which our duties to God and to our fellow-men are laid down with more precision, simplicity, clearness, energy, and truth.
Page 163 - MORAL SCIENCE ABRIDGED, and adapted to the use of Schools and Academies, by the Author.
Page 163 - Wayland has published 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 becn not merely abridged, but also rewritten.
Page 163 - Philosophy, whether orally, or by the book. Having listened to his instructions in this interesting department, we can attest how lofty are the principles, how exact and severe the argumentation, how appropriate and strong the illustrations, which characterize his system, and enforce it on the mind.
Page 168 - ... afternoon for a long three months. It was reserved for one of our Boston instructors to apply the condensing apparatus to this mass of crudities, and so to modernize the antiquities of the old Romans, as to make a befitting abridgment for schools of the first order. Mr. Dillaway has presented such a compilation as must be interesting to lads, and become popular as a text-book. Historical facts are stated with great simplicity and clearness ; the most < important points are seized upon, while...
Page 41 - ... profession. At the same time, an increasing number were entering the professional schools without this preliminary college training. The colleges were not in close touch with the after-life of their graduates. The College or University forms no integral and necessary part of the social system. .... In no other country is the whole plan for the instruction of the young so entirely dissevered from connexion with the business of subsequent life.
Page 167 - Spirit of the Pilgrims. Perhaps no one of our author's works gives greater satisfaction to all classes of readers, — the young, the old, the ignorant, and the enlightened, — than the Natural Theology. Indeed, we recollect no book in which the arguments for the existence and attributes of the Supreme Being, to be drawn from his works, are exhibited in a manner more attractive and more convincing.

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