Practical Essays

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D. Appleton, 1884 - 338 halaman

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Halaman 26 - ... with their correlatives freedom of choice and responsibility — man being all this, it is at once obvious that the principal part of his being is his mental power. In Nature there is nothing great but Man, In Man there is nothing great but Mind.
Halaman 337 - Yet the history of the people is the chief theme. At every stage of the splendid progress which separates the America of Washington and Adams from the America in which we live, it has been the author's purpose to deseribe the dress, the occupations, the amusements, the literary canons of the times ; to note the changes of manners and morals...
Halaman 205 - Those who have read of everything are thought to understand everything too ; but it is not always so. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge ; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind, and it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections ; unless we chew them over again, they will not give us strength and nourishment.
Halaman 337 - ... conveniences of life and ministered to the happiness of our race ; to describe the rise and progress of that long series of mechanical inventions and discoveries which is now the admiration of the world, and our just pride and boast ; to tell how, under the benign influence of liberty and peace, there sprang up, in the course of a single century, a prosperity unparalleled in the annals of human affairs. "The pledge given by Mr. McMaster, that 'the history of the people shall be the chief theme,'...
Halaman 82 - The total (1,000) marks may be obtained by adequate proficiency in any two or more of the five branches of science included under this head. Moral Sciences : that is, Logic, Mental and Moral Philosophy ... 500...
Halaman 53 - It will be no excuse to an idle and untoward servant, who would not attend his business by candlelight, to plead that he had not broad sunshine. The candle that is set up in us shines bright enough for all our purposes.
Halaman 17 - The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art, Reigns, more or less, and glows, in every heart : The proud, to gain it, toils on toils endure ; The modest shun it, but to make it sure.
Halaman 53 - It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. It is well he knows that it is long enough to reach the bottom, at such places as are necessary to direct his voyage, and caution him against running upon shoals that may ruin him.
Halaman 327 - ... the union of the nature which governs and the nature which serves — the union of the divine and human nature, in the person of the Christ?

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