Documents of the City of Boston, Volume 3

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Page 189 - Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils...
Page 32 - For many years it has been one of my constant regrets, that no schoolmaster of mine had a knowledge of natural history, so far at least as to have taught me the grasses that grow by the wayside, and the little winged and wingless neighbors that are continually meeting me, with a salutation which I cannot answer, as things are...
Page 139 - In any triangle, the sum of the two sides containing either angle, is to their difference, as the tangent of half the sum of the two other angles, to the tangent of half their difference.
Page 265 - It contained a hall large enough to seat comfortably, all the pupils that could be accommodated in the school-rooms, and even more. 4. It contained a clothes- room attached to each school-room, through which the pupils passed in entering and leaving their respective rooms. 5. It contained a separate desk and chair for each pupil. This was probably the first Grammar School-house into which this feature was introduced.
Page 265 - It was a NEW type. Its main features were these. 1. It was large. Up to this time, a Grammar School containing four hundred pupils was considered very large. This building had six hundred and sixty seats in its school-rooms, exclusive of the hall. 2. It contained a separate school-room for each teacher, twelve in all, and, of course, recitation rooms were not needed.
Page 127 - The several classes shall also have exercises In English composition and declamation. The Instructors shall pay particular attention to the penmanship of the pupils and give constantly such attention to spelling, reading, and English grammar as they may deem necessary to make the pupils familiar with those fundamental branches of a good education.
Page 255 - Who ever really learnt history and geography except by private reading ? and what an utter failure a system of education must be, if it has not given the pupil a sufficient taste for reading to seek for himself those...
Page 55 - K'ang, distressed about the number of thieves in the State, inquired of Confucius about how to do away with them. Confucius said, 'If you, sir, were not covetous, though you should reward them to do it, they would not steal.
Page 55 - I must remember that she has respectable remains of astronomic science, and historic records of forgotten time, that have supplied important gaps in the ancient history of the western nations. Then she has philosophers who cannot be spared. • Confucius has not yet gathered all his fame. When Socrates heard that the oracle declared that he was the wisest of men, he said, it must mean that other men held that they were wise, but that he knew that he knew nothing. Confucius had already affirmed this...
Page 3 - ... petition, as in other cases of laying out, widening, discontinuance, change of grade, or other alteration of streets in the county of Suffolk.

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