The Poison Fountain; Or, Anti-parental Education. Essays And Discussions On The School Question…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byZachariah Montgomery

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... OPENING SPEECH OF Z. MONTGOMERY ON THE SCHOOL BILL. On Wednesday, April 10, 1861, the subject of the foregoing bill being the special order of the day, Z. Montgomery, in support of the bill, said: Mr. Speaker: I confess that I approach this subject with a great deal of diffidence, combined with an equal amount of interest; with diffidence, because I feel my utter inability to do justice to the subject under consideration; with interest, because I feel that there is no subject of legislation so important as that which we now have to consider; and hence I trust that every member of this body will throw aside all external influences, and deal with the question before us by the light of his own reason and judgment. I approach the subject with diffidence also from the fact that false impressions have gone abroad relative to the real objects of the bill which we are now considering; and because newspaper appeals have been made to the public, and to this body, in order, as I believe, to divert the attention of the legislature from the real objects contemplated by this bill. The subject of education is certainly one that is well worth the consideration of any government, and especially of a republican government; for, in the language of the immortal Washington: "In proportion as government gives force to public opinion, in the same proportion should public opinion bo enlightened." Sir, I feel that I am now pleading the cause, not of a railroad company, not of a political party scrambling for office but the cause of hundreds of thousands--yea, of millions--yet unborn, in whose hands is to be intrusted the helm of government, when we, sir, shall have been laid to sleep in the cold grave. Sir, as we educate our youth, so we may look forward to liberty, prosperity an...

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... OPENING SPEECH OF Z. MONTGOMERY ON THE SCHOOL BILL. On Wednesday, April 10, 1861, the subject of the foregoing bill being the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217130925

ISBN - 13:9780217130929

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