Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 43
American Institute of Instruction., 1873
List of members included in each volume, beginning with 1891.
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Page 33 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more •than is meet, and it tendeth to poverty.
Page 198 - Experience has proven that even young pupils take up these courses of reading in literature as well as in science with avidity. In schools where they have been introduced no exercises are so eagerly anticipated or so thoroughly enjoyed. We take great pains to make classical students appreciate the simple majesty of HOMER, the elegance of VIRGIL, the sublimity of the Greek tragedians, and the vigor and brilliancy of HORACE. But the body of English literature, as it exists, contains more of grandeur...
Page 111 - Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes.
Page 84 - Education makes a man a more intelligent shoemaker, if that be his occupation, but not by teaching him how to make shoes; it does so by the mental exercise it gives, and the habits it impresses.
Page 113 - ... the morals of youth. It represses vicious inclinations, it inspires love of character, and it awakens honorable aspirations. In short, I have no conception of any manner in which the popular republican institutions under which we live could possibly be preserved, if early education were not freely furnished to all, by public law, in such forms that all shall gladly avail themselves of it.
Page 36 - Institute, and shall render an accurate statement of all his receipts and payments, annually, and whenever called upon by the Board of Directors ; to whom he shall give such bonds for the faithful performance of his duty, as they shall require. He shall make no payment except by their order.
Page 159 - ... the power is the guilt of its use for purposes vain or vile ; and hitherto the greater the art, the more surely has it been used, and used solely, for the decoration of pride,* or the provoking of sensuality. Another course lies open to us. We may abandon the...
Page 177 - ... quality is illustrated by examples. The child is called upon to use a smooth and pleasant intonation in speaking, in reading, in recitation, and in singing. Above all, he is taught to avoid a noisy use of the voice. As preliminary to the exercise of the voice in singing— and it applies to reading as well — the young children are trained in the following points: — 1.