Manual of Natural Education

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Bobbs-Merrill, 1916 - Education - 216 pages

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Page 30 - us yet know, for none of us have yet been taught in early youth, what fairy palaces we may build of beautiful thought — proof against all adversity. Bright fancies, satisfied memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure-houses of precious and restful thoughts, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from us— houses built without hands, for our souls to live in.
Page 19 - A circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 170 - There's music in the sighing of a reed ; There's music in the gushing of a rill ; There's music in all things, if men had ears : Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
Page 12 - Politeness is to do and say The kindest thing in the kindest way; and by this definition the population of these Islands ranks high among the peoples of the earth.
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Page 201 - The things a child can make, May crude and worthless be, It is his impulse to create Should gladden thee. "Drawing," says Froebel, "attests the mind's creative power and offers a seemingly simple form for its exertion." In the kindergarten it has been our rule, as in Cincinnati, to have drawing every day, and no occupation is more heartily enjoyed nor does any furnish a surer test of progress on the part...
Page 30 - There is nothing in all the world so important as children, nothing so interesting. If ever you wish to go in for -philanthro-py , // ever you •wish to be of real use in the world, do something for children. If ever you yearn to be wise, study children.
Page 30 - ... recollections from the first — lasted the man through life, and allowed him, even with a frail constitution, to round out a long period of severe mental work, with never a tendency to die at the top. Herbert Spencer never wrote a thing more true than this: "The man to whom in boyhood information came in dreary tasks, along with threats of punishment, is unlikely to be a student in after-years; while those to whom it came in natural forms, at the proper times, and who remember its facts as not...
Page 182 - Plur. 1. 2. 3. sum, / am. es, Thou art. est, He is. sumus, We are. estis, You are. sunt, They are.
Page 28 - ... constitute a burden or danger to society. There seems to be no difference of opinion in the minds of men and women who have studied rational eugenics and sociology concerning the necessity of beginning to work with the preceding generation in order to have strong and healthy children and of teaching parents that quality is better than quantity, and that a large number of underfed children or of mental and physical inferiority means race suicide, while the reverse means race preservation. I cannot...

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