An Essay on Education: In which are Partially Considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in Our Academies

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F. and C. Rivington, 1804

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Página 166 - The end, then, of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.
Página 165 - the only science, which is equally and indispensably necessary to men of every rank, every age, and every profession. Admit the authenticity of the Bible, and the principal...
Página 165 - Expeftation of it. For my own part, I think the Being of a God is fo little to be doubted, that it is almoft the only Truth we are fure of, and fuch a Truth as we meet with in every Objeft, in every Occurrence, and in every Thought.
Página 166 - Bible, and the principal object of education becomes at once as obvious, as it is important ; to regulate the sentiments and form the habits of beings, degenerate, indeed, and corrupt by their own fault ; but made by their Creator rational in their faculties, and responsible for their conduct. If it be the business of education to prepare us for our situation in life, and the business of life to prepare us for the happiness of eternity ; then do we perceive a system of perfect order and beauty in...
Página 158 - ... cannot decide for it on principles of natural theology, will not decide against it, on principles of good policy.
Página 178 - Let every soul be subject to the higher powers, for the powers that be are ordained of God...
Página 195 - ... and culpable, when it is granted to one child in preference to the reft ; or at the expence of their comfort and convenience. Of this, indeed, the ill effects are neither few, nor inconfiderable. A favourite fon is feldom beloved by his brothers; and ftill more feldom feels any...
Página 41 - The real motive of the writers is, probably, nothing more than the contemptible affectation of superior learning ; but the practice has an obvious tendency to corrupt the purity and destroy the character of our English diction, and as far as it is in the power of novelists to effect it, to reduce us to babble a...
Página 220 - ... and his conduct ; and by his learning, his prudence, and his humanity excite in the minds of his pupils the higheft ambition of his approbation, and a proportionate fear of his difpleafure. But beyond thefe precautions his moral influence...
Página 124 - ... of equal severity and caprice. They are in their own nature vulgar and offensive, and being received as indignities, never fail to excite the resentment of the sufferers.

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