Essays on Professional Education

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J. Johnson and Company, 1812 - Education - 541 pages

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Page 141 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, — Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Page 441 - ... should approach to the faults of the state as to the wounds of a father, with pious awe and trembling solicitude. By this wise prejudice we are taught to look with horror on those children of their country who are prompt rashly to hack that aged parent in pieces and put him into the kettle of magicians in hopes that by their poisonous weeds and wild incantations they may regenerate the paternal constitution and renovate their father's life.
Page 224 - A physician in a great city seems to be the mere plaything of fortune; his degree of reputation is, for the most part, totally casual — they that employ him know not his excellence; they that reject him know not his deficience. By any acute observer who had looked on the transactions of the medical world for half a century a very curious book might be written on the "Fortune of Physicians.
Page 409 - I HOLD every man a debtor to his profession; from the which, as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Page 92 - Thou art, of what sort the eternal life of the saints was to be, which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Page 86 - He had reached his fifth or sixth year, knew the alphabet, and could read a little ; but had received no particular information with respect to the Author of his being : because I thought he could not yet understand such information; and because I had learned, from my own experience, that to be made to repeat words not understood, is extremely detrimental to the faculties of a young mind.
Page 108 - Au lieu de déplorer la mort des autres, grand prince, dorénavant, je veux apprendre de vous à rendre la mienne sainte ; heureux si , averti par ces cheveux blancs du compte que je dois rendre de mon administration , je réserve au troupeau que je dois nourrir de la parole de vie les restes d'une voix qui tombe et d'une ardeur qui s'éteint.
Page 87 - Yes, said he, with firmness, I think so. Look at yourself, I replied, and consider your hands and fingers, your legs and feet, and other limbs; are they not regular in their appearance, and useful to you? He said, they were. Came you then hither, said I, by chance? No, he answered, that cannot be; something must have made me.
Page 358 - In this situation he is expected to sequester himself from the world, and by a tedious, lonely process to extract the theory of law from a mass of undigested learning ; or else, by an assiduous attendance on the courts, to pick up theory and practice together, sufficient to qualify him for the ordinary run of business.
Page 87 - I see it is so, but there is nothing in this worth notice, it is mere chance ; and I went away. He followed me, and taking hold of my coat, said with some earnestness, it could not be mere chance; for that somebody must have contrived matters so as to produce it.

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