A Step From The New World To The Old, And Back Again Volume 1; With Thoughts On The Good And Evil…

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byHenry Philip Tappan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...the so-called first society. In the eye of philanthropy and right reason nothing can be more admirable than the upward working of humanity from the lowest to the highest positions. But that can be only a corrupt and blind public sentiment which assigns the highest position to mere wealth. Now there is nothing with us that can correct this sentiment, nothing that can hallow wealth to noble uses, nothing that can save from moral degradation the young who inherit large estates, nothing that can guide humanity in its struggles to become elevated, but intellectual culture, presupposing, of course, the influences of religion and the law of duty. But to accomplish this, we need the highest institutions of learning expanded to sufficient magnitude, and endowed with sufficient power and dignity, to exert a commanding influence, Influence Of A University. 151 to offer palpable attractions, and to create a wide circle of literature and the arts. Now our men of science and literature are too much isolated to co-operate successfully. Such institutions would bring them together, and afford them opportunities of performing their mission. We might then have a National Institute like that of France. The city of New-York, as the metropolitan city of our country, is the proper place for a great university. And the wealth which now gives a false and uncertain elevation, and one that cannot gain us the respect of mankind, would then collect around itself real refinement and dignity. A city of merchants, we would also become a city of scholars and artists, and create an influence that would diffuse itself throughout our whole community, as a charm which none could resist. Then too, the commercial and industrial classes would be drawn more effectually to devote their leisure to t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...the so-called first society. In the eye of philanthropy and right reason nothing can be more admirable than the upward working o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217668836

ISBN - 13:9780217668835

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