Discursive Remarks on Modern Education

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T. Cadell, 1841 - 102 pages

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Page 85 - ... foolishness is bound in the heart of a child ; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." xxiii. 13, 14. "withhold not correction from the child ; for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die : thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell.
Page 20 - Have you no words ? Ah ! think again, Words flow apace when you complain, And fill your fellow-creature's ear With the sad tale of all your care. Were half the breath thus vainly spent To Heaven in supplication sent, Your cheerful song would oftener be, " Hear what the Lord has done for me.
Page 1 - tis lovely !— childhood's lip and cheek Mantling beneath its earnest brow of thought ! Gaze ! yet what seest thou in those fair and meek And fragile things, as but for sunshine wrought? Thou seest what grief must nurture for the sky, — What death must fashion for eternity...
Page 16 - Tis gone if it but look upon itself: And she who ventures to believe it hers, Proves by that single thought she has it not.
Page 24 - And wonder what a mortal's heart can raise To triumph o'er misfortunes, smile in grief, And comfort those who come to bring relief. We gaze, and as we gaze, wealth, fame decay, And all the world's vain glories fade away.
Page 4 - Know'st thou the' importance of a soul immortal : Behold this midnight glory: worlds on worlds! Amazing pomp; redouble this amaze! Ten thousand add; and twice ten thousand more; Then weigh the whole ; one soul outweighs them all, And calls the' astonishing magnificence Of unintelligent creation poor.
Page 23 - There's nought so monstrous but the mind of man, In some conditions, may be brought to approve. Theft, sacrilege, treason and parricide, When flattering opportunity enticed, And desperation drove, have been committed By those who once would start to hear them named.
Page 47 - I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick : but I will destroy the fat and the strong ; I will feed them with judgment.
Page 67 - Freberg endeavours to cheer her.) Freb. (to Jane.) Cheer up, my noble friend ; all will go well ; For friendship is no plant of hasty growth. Tho' rooted in esteem's deep soil, the slow And gradual culture of kind intercourse Must bring it to perfection.

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