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For the use of Parents and Teachers, and for Young Persons of Both Sexes

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Author: Ira Mayhew
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 146,003 / 441 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 827
Added to site: 2009.01.08
mnybks.net#: 23077
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
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is its inspiration--holiness its law--temperance its discipline--immortality its reward."

Says Dr. Howe, in a lecture before the American Institute of Instruction, "Education should have for its aim the development and greatest possible perfection of the whole nature of man: his moral, intellectual, and physical nature. My beau ideal of human nature would be a being whose intellectual faculties were active and enlightened; whose moral sentiments were dignified and firm; whose physical formation was healthy and beautiful: whoever falls short of this, in one particular--be it in but the least, beauty and vigor of body--falls short of the standard of perfection. To this standard, I believe, man is approaching; and I believe the time will soon be when specimens of it will not be rare."

The following thoughts are drawn from a treatise on the "Mental Illumination and Moral Improvement of Mankind," by that very judicious and celebrated writer, Dr. Dick, of Scotland. The education of human bein

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