An Address on Temperance

Weeks, Jordan, 1837 - 119 pàgines

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Pàgina 94 - My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills ; My heart with rapture thrills Like that above.
Pàgina 94 - Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song; Let mortal tongues awake ; Let all that breathe partake ; Let rocks their silence break, — The sound prolong. Our fathers...
Pàgina 98 - From all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator's praise arise ; Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Through every land, by every tongue. 2. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; Eternal truth attends thy word : Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, Till suns shall rise and set no more.
Pàgina 94 - tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrim's pride, From every mountain side Let Freedom ring.
Pàgina 43 - We need an institution for the formation of better teachers ; and until this step is taken, we can make no important progress. The most crying want in this Commonwealth is the want of accomplished teachers. We boast of our schools ; but our schools do comparatively little, for want of educated instructors. Without good teaching, a school is but a name.
Pàgina 83 - As the prosperity of my native land, New England, which is sterile and unproductive, must depend hereafter, as it has heretofore depended, first, on the moral qualities, and, secondly, on the intelligence and information of its inhabitants, I am desirous of trying to contribute towards this second object also ; — and I wish courses of lectures to be established on physics and chemistry, with their application to the arts ; also, on botany, zoology, geology, and mineralogy, connected with their...
Pàgina 53 - ... and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused. In every community there must be pleasures, relaxations, and means of agreeable excitement ; and if innocent ones are not furnished, resort will be had to criminal. Man was made to enjoy, as well as to labor ; and the state of society should be adapted to this principle of human nature.
Pàgina 60 - Shakespeare, worthily recited, would be better understood than on the stage. Then, in recitation, we escape the weariness of listening to poor performers, who, after all, fill up most of the time at the theatre. Recitation, sufficiently varied, so as to include pieces of chaste wit as well as of pathos, beauty, and sublimity, is adapted to our present intellectual progress as much as the drama falls below it.
Pàgina 9 - ... life, when he quenches reason and conscience, that he and all others should receive solemn, startling warning of the greatness of his guilt : that terrible outward calamities should bear witness to the inward ruin which he is working ; that the handwriting of judgment and woe on his countenance, form, and whole condition, should declare what a fearful thing it is for a man, God's rational offspring, to renounce his reason and become a brute.
Pàgina 14 - Intemperance is to be pitied and abhorred for its own sake, much more than for its outward consequences. These consequences owe their chief bitterness to their criminal source. We speak of the miseries which the drunkard carries into his family. But take away his own brutality, and how lightened would be these miseries. We talk of his wife and children in rags. Let the rags continue ; but suppose them to be the effects of an innocent cause. Suppose the drunkard to have been a virtuous husband, and...

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