Hints on government education in India, with special reference to school books
C. Foster and Company, 1873 - Education - 108 pages
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Page 54 - ... in teaching him botany, he must handle the plants and dissect the flowers for himself; in teaching him physics and chemistry, you must not be solicitous to fill him with information, but you must be careful that what he learns he knows of his own knowledge.
Page 70 - Art Thou my Father ? — Let me be A meek obedient child to Thee; And try, in word, and deed, and thought, To serve and please Thee as I ought.
Page 82 - Guzerat, in Berar, and in Tanjore. Nor did they, though they had become great sovereigns, therefore cease to be freebooters. They still retained the predatory habits of their forefathers. Every region which was not subject to their rule was wasted by their incursions. Wherever their kettle-drums were heard...
Page 71 - To be my parents' hope and joy ; And, O ! preserve my brothers both From evil doings and from sloth, And may we always love each other, Our friends, our father, and our mother : And still, O Lord, to me impart, An innocent and grateful heart, That after my last sleep I may Awake to thy eternal day ! Amen.
Page 14 - Winton shake through all their sons. All flesh is humbled, Westminster's bold race Shrink, and confess the genius of the place: The pale boy-senator yet tingling stands, And holds his breeches close with both his hands. Then thus: 'Since man from beast by words is known, Words are man's province, words we teach alone.
Page 81 - The terms for God, for house, for father, mother, son, daughter, for dog and cow, for heart and tears, for axe and tree, identical in all the Indo-European idioms, are like the watchwords of soldiers.
Page 25 - On the whole, the opposite dogma, untenable as it is, seems to us less wide of the truth. Nor do we agree with those who think that, by skilful discipline, children may be made altogether what they should be. Contrariwise, we are satisfied that though imperfections of nature may be diminished by wise management, they can not be removed by it.
Page 14 - We may be quite sure that the acquirement of those classes of facts which are most useful 4-2 for regulating conduct, involves a mental exercise best fitted for strengthening the faculties. It would be utterly contrary to the beautiful economy of Nature, if one kind of culture were needed for the gaining of information and another kind were needed as a mental gymnastic.
Page 14 - Placed at the door of learning, youth to guide, We never suffer it to stand too wide. To ask, to guess, to know as they commence, As fancy opens the quick springs of sense, We ply the memory, we load the brain, Bind rebel wit, and double chain on chain, Confine the thought, to exercise the breath ; And keep them in the pale of words till death.
Page 71 - I lay my body down to sleep ; Let angels guard my head ; And through the hours of darkness keep Their watch around my bed.