The Reformer, or Essays on Some Important Subjects (Classic Reprint) by Unknown AuthorThe Reformer, or Essays on Some Important Subjects (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author

The Reformer, or Essays on Some Important Subjects (Classic Reprint)

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When I see the. Scholastic institutions of other coun* tries ?ourishing in full vigour, I frequently propose the question to myself, what can be the cause of the low state of Amer1can 1nst1tutlons? The intellectual pow ers of Europeans are not superiou1 to ours; their cli mate is_no better; their food is not more nourishing. I ask it, and at the same time, behold our places Of learn ing sinking into insignificance, the cause is obvious. It arises, in a great measure, from the inadequate in struct1on 1n our schools, and from fiarente forcing, their children znta the way of making their fortunes. This is too much the case with the inhabitants of America, and as many of these money-makers are ignorant themselves, they cannot consequently see the invaluable use and delights of learning, and would, if possible, envelope others in this profundity of mental darkness. V If, however, youth should, by the-skill and art of the teacher, once imbibe the desire of knowl edge, and feel. A thirst for literary fame, the folly of parents would soon stand conspicuous; the sparks of ambition kindled at school, would soon break out into a general con?agration, which nothing could resist. Emulation, the incentive to great exertions, would become predominant. A virtuous ambition being kindled among the Greeks, they carried every thing. To the greatest perfection. The trophies of Miltiades disturbed the nightly slumbers of Themistocles, and.

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Title:The Reformer, or Essays on Some Important Subjects (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.43 inPublished:December 29, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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