Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

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Página 217 - There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts.
Página 273 - A pillar of state : deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat and public care ; And princely counsel in his face yet shone, Majestic though in ruin : sage he stood, With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies ; his look Drew audience and attention still as night Or summer's noontide air...
Página 276 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate— Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute — And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Página 175 - Alas! it is not when we sleep soft and wake merrily ourselves, that we think on other people's sufferings. Our hearts are waxed light within us then, and we are for righting our ain wrangs and fighting our ain battles.
Página 285 - Oriel, in which it was predicted that, if Mr. Arnold were elected to the head-mastership of Rugby, he would change the face of education all through the public schools of England.
Página 234 - In the long train of her joyous anniversaries, New England has yet beheld no one more illustrious than this. We have assembled to-day not to proclaim how well our fathers have done, but to inquire how we may enable their sons to do better. We meet not for the purposes of empty pageant, nor yet of national rejoicing ; but to deliberate upon the most successful means of cultivating, to its highest perfection, that invaluable amount of intellect which Divine Providence has committed to our hands.
Página 298 - He had a great talent for collecting facts, and for bringing those he had to bear with ingenious felicity on the topic of the moment. Let him rise to speak on what occasion soever, a fact had always just transpired which composed, with some other fact well known to the audience, the most pregnant and happy coincidence. It was remarked that for a man who threw out so many facts he was seldom convicted of a blunder. He had a good deal of special learning, and all his learning was available for purposes...
Página 235 - Pilgrims, to ask how we may render their children most worthy of their ancestors and most pleasing to their God. We meet to give to each other the right hand of fellowship in carrying forward this allimportant work, and here to leave our professional pledge, that, if the succeeding generation do not act worthily, the guilt shall not rest upon those who are noy' the Instructers of New England.
Página 295 - ... meet to be inheritors with the saints in light — and all in consequence of the direction which we have given to them in youth ? I ask again, what profession has any higher rewards? Again, we at this day are in a manner the pioneers in this work in this country. Education, as a science, has scarcely yet been naturalized among us. Radical improvement in the means of education is an idea that seems but just to have entered into men's minds. It becomes us to act worthily of our station. Let us...
Página 332 - ... city or town, having no lawful occupation or business, not attending school, and growing up in ignorance...

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