Wisdom the Strength of True Manhood: A Discourse Delivered at Salem, Mass., Nov. 13, 1866, in Behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education at the West

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University of MICHIGAN Press, 1867 - 34 páginas
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Página 23 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and wee had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our liveli-hood, rear'd convenient places for Gods worship, and setled the Civill Government: One of the next things we longed for, and looked after was to advance Learning, and perpetuate it to Posterity, dreading to leave an illiterate Ministery to the Churches, when our present Ministers shall lie in the Dust.
Página 18 - Take the Cambridge calendar," says Macaulay, in one of his speeches in Parliament, — " take the Cambridge calendar, or take the Oxford calendar, for two hundred years ; look at the church, the parliament, or the bar, and it has always been the case that the men who were first in the competition of the schools, have been the first in the competition of life.
Página 21 - The nations of mankind, that have shaken off barbarity, have not more differed in the languages, than they have agreed in this one principle, that schools, for the institution of young men, in all other liberal sciences, as well as that of languages, are necessary to procure, and preserve, that learning amongst them, which Emollit...
Página 4 - Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: 'and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Página 5 - For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Página 3 - ... with it ; and when thou art beaten, thou art not sensible of it ; and so shalt thou be besotted with this excess of liquor, that thou shalt resolve, after all correction, when thou awakest out of thy drunken sleep, to return to the wonted course of thy drunkenness. XXIV. 5. A wise man is strong ; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Página 23 - dreaded to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when their present ministers should lie in the dust.
Página 29 - The nation and the world moves forward with strides majestic and sublime, such as the angel of the Apocalypse, who stood with one foot on the land and one on the sea, might fully symbolize.

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