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Page 191 - History more than a limited portion of their hours of study. ... It seems clear that such readers will use their time to the best advantage if they devote it mainly to those events in English annals which have had the most direct influence on the history and institutions of their own land.
Page 239 - The Discovery of the Great West, 1869; The Old Regime in Canada, 1874; Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV, 1877; Montcalm and Wolfe, 1884; A Half Century of Conflict, 1892. After 1879, The Discovery of the Great West (1869) was published as La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West.
Page 399 - The garrison being asleep, except the sentries, we gave three huzzas which greatly surprised them. One of the sentries made a pass at one of my officers with a charged bayonet, and slightly wounded him. My first thought was to kill him with my sword; but, in an instant, I altered the design and fury of the blow to a slight cut on the side of the head, upon which he dropped his gun, and asked...
Page 506 - ... every subject which is taught at all in a secondary school should be taught in the same way 1 and to the same extent to every pupil so long as he pursues it, no matter what the probable destination of the pupil may be, or at what point his education is to cease.
Page 506 - ... 7. Should the subject be treated differently for pupils who are going to college, for those who are going to a scientific school, and for those who, presumably, are going to neither?
Page 24 - How often," says this lady in the history of her own times, " have I congratulated myself on. the education I gave him — on having made him learn from his childhood all the principal modern languages, on having accustomed him to serve himself, without assistance, to- despise every kind of effeminacy, to sleep habitually on a wooden bed, merely covered with a straw mat ; to face the sun, cold, and rain ; to habituate himself to fatigue by daily...
Page xl - Magazine giving fifty-two numbers of sixty-four pages each, or more than Three and a Quarter Thousand double-column octavo pages of reading matter yearly, forming four large volumes filled with the ripest...
Page 596 - The office of teaching in the average American school is perhaps the only one in the world that can be retained indefinitely in spite of the poorest incompetence.
Page 455 - Simple, straight-forward, and cordial, a proficient in modern languages, a good musician, he had brought with him from Pestalozzi's institution an excellent mode of teaching. To his earlier life, as an officer under Napoleon, was due a blunt, off-hand manner and an abrupt style of speech, enforced, now and then, with an oath — an awkward habit for a teacher, which I think he tried ineffectually to get rid of. One day, when I was within hearing, a boy in his class used profane language. ' Youngster,'...
Page 383 - GR Carpenter, Professor of Rhetoric and English Composition in Columbia College, has prepared a work under the title of ' Exercises in Rhetoric and English Composition,' in which not so much the science of Rhetoric is mapped out and defined as the practical workings of the art are furnished to the student with just enough of the principles to guide him aright. The author gives an abundance of exercises for the student to study and analyze, and this is the very best kind of help. The scheme of the...