Report of twenty-one years' experience of the Dick bequest for elevating the character ... of the parochial schools ... in the counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray

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Page 414 - For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me : him shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Page 304 - I can assure you ; but, of my success in introducing a religious principle into education, I must be doubtful; it is my most earnest wish, and I pray God that it may be my constant labour and prayer ; but to do this would be to succeed beyond all my hopes ; it would be a happiness so great, that, I think, the world would yield me nothing comparable to it.
Page 242 - were of various kinds. One boy may acquire a contempt for the information itself, which he sees possessed by a man whom he feels nevertheless to be far below him. Another will fancy himself as much above nearly all the world as he feels he is above his own tutor; and will become self-sufficient and scornful. A third will believe it to be his duty, as a point of humility, to bring himself down intellectually to a level with one whom he feels bound to reverence, and thus there have been instances,...
Page 226 - ... cadence, which is sometimes called the natural language of the sentiments. This natural language, too, is greatly enlarged by the conduct of life, that which, in business and society, reveals the principles and spirit of men. Speech, or voluntary language, is a door to the soul, that we may open or shut at will ; the other is a door that stands open evermore, and reveals to others constantly and often very clearly, the tempers, tastes, and motives of their hearts.
Page 444 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the square on the whole line is equal to the squares on the two parts, together with twice the rectangle contained by the parts.

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