Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year ... with Accompanying Papers, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1894

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Page 330 - A SOUND mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world : he that has these two, has little more to wish for ; and he that wants either of them, will be but little the better for any thing else.
Page 324 - ... they had done their minds: all their play was but in liberty, for they left off when they pleased, and that was commonly when they did sweat over all their body, or were otherwise weary. Then were they very well wiped and rubbed, shifted their shirts, and walking soberly, went to see if dinner was ready.
Page 329 - ... inspire them with a gallant and fearless courage, which being tempered with seasonable lectures and precepts to them of true fortitude and patience, will turn into a native and heroic valor, and make them hate the cowardice of doing wrong.
Page 339 - As to their studies, it would be well if they could be taught everything that is useful, and everything that is ornamental. But art is long, and their time is short. It is therefore proposed that they learn those things that are likely to be most useful and most ornamental, regard being had to the several professions for which they are intended.
Page 343 - States," has organized them so as to produce their full effect ; whether your own experience in the several States has not detected some imperfections in the scheme ; and whether a material feature, in an improvement of it, ought not to be to afford an opportunity for the study of those branches of the military art, which can scarcely ever be attained by practice alone.
Page 329 - Therefore about an hour and a half ere they eat at noon should be allowed them for exercise, and due rest afterwards...
Page 326 - tis not a body that we are training up, but a man, and we ought not to divide him.
Page 325 - Which, although at the beginning it seemed difficult, became a little after so sweet, so easy, and so delightful, that it seemed rather the recreation of a king than the study of a scholar.
Page 329 - The exercise which I commend first is the exact use of their weapon ; to guard and to strike safely with edge, or point ; this will keep them healthy, nimble, strong and well in breath, is also the likeliest means to make them grow large, and tall, and to inspire them with a gallant and fearless courage...
Page 323 - Covered with steel, and known only by their emblazoned shield or by the favors of their mistresses, a still prouder bearing, the combatants rushed forward to a strife without enmity, but not without danger. Though their weapons were pointless, and sometimes only of wood, though they were bound by the laws of tournaments to strike only upon the strong...

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