Public Documents of Massachusetts, Volumes 1-4

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Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1882 - Massachusetts

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Page 95 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 296 - When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Page 51 - ... city or town, having no lawful occupation or business, not attending school, and growing up in ignorance...
Page 40 - Planting should be undertaken as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring, the...
Page 296 - Then Israel sang this song, SPRING up, O well; sing ye unto it: The princes digged the well, The nobles of the people digged it, By the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves.
Page 296 - Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Page 56 - States, shall, besides the schools prescribed in the preceding section, maintain a high school to be kept by a master of competent ability and good morals, who, in addition to the branches of learning before mentioned, shall give instruction in general history, book-keeping, surveying, geometry, natural philosophy, chemistry, botany, the civil polity of this Commonwealth and of the United States, and the Latin language.
Page 103 - The Presidential counts : a complete official record of the proceedings of Congress at the counting of the electoral votes in all the elections of president and vice-president of the United States : together with all congressional debates incident thereto, or to proposed legislation upon that subject.
Page 164 - One great object of the school is to foster a higher appreciation of the value and dignity of intelligent labor, and the worth and respectability of laboring men. A boy who sees nothing in manual labor but mere brute force, despises both the labor and the laborer. With the acquisition of skill in himself, comes the ability and willingness to recognize skill in his fellows. When once he appreciates skill in handicraft, he regards the workman with sympathy and respect.
Page lxxxvii - NOTE. Previously to the adoption, in the Registration Report of 1855, of the present NOSOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT of Tables IX. and X., the term "Infantile" in those Tables included under a single designation not only all deaths returned under the several heads "Infantile," "Premature," or "Premature Births," but also all ascribed to "Debility" or "Unknown" causes, if under two years of age.

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