minutes of the committee of council on education

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Page 64 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expung'd and ras'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 64 - And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Page 301 - To charge them that are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life." Whatever view of the case we take, we come to this conclusion, that " the poor shall never cease out of the land." We, on the contrary, affirm that, proposing to ourselves only scriptural objects, and desiring to work them out on scripture principles, He who careth for the poor will prosper...
Page 342 - Dollar, for the endowment of a " Charity or School" for the poor of the parish of Dollar. The executors having placed this part of the estate in Chancery, in order that it might be disposed of according to law, the destination to the Ministers and Elders was confirmed by Decretal order of the Lord Chancellor pronounced in June 1818.
Page 216 - ... under which the quicker children were to be wonders of envy and admiration to the rest, and the whole school in which they were exhibited one of admiration, if not of envy, to its friends and neighbours, on occasion of each "examination...
Page 215 - Previous and even subsequent to the date of its formation some of the promoters of Infant Schools appear to have considered them merely as asylums for healthful amusement under some degree of discipline and moral control a purpose which is in no wise sacrificed in the more modern schools. Others seem to have thought...
Page 331 - I 333 branches of literature as may be deemed necessary by the heritors and minister; but the General Assembly " recommends to such as have the power of settling schoolmasters, to prefer thereto men who have passed their course at Colleges and Universities, and taken their degrees, before others who have not, ceteris paribus."* It is believed, accordingly, that everyone of the parochial teachers now referred to has some knowledge both of the Latin language and of mathematics. Nevertheless, the number...
Page 62 - For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us : therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness ; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Page 272 - How much tea, at 7s. 6d. per lb., may be bought for £37 2s. 6</. 1 3. If £15 12s. pay 16 labourers for 18 days, how many labourers, at the same rate, will £35 2s. pay for 24 days. 4. What is the duty on 517 Ibs.
Page 216 - ... which might more truly have been designated a little "drama," in which the cleverer children had each their little part of " representation" by rote. Conceit, envy, and fretfulness, ill restrained by fear, were the leading moral elements of such a system ; and stultifying verbal repetition, its chief intellectual exercise. Travesties of the language of science vied with desecrations of that of Scripture, and the world of truth was shut out by a veil of familiarity with its unvivified formulae.

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