Religion and Education in a Republic: A Sermon Delivered Before His Excellency John D. Long, His Honor Byron Weston, the Honorable Council, and the Legislature of Massachusetts, at the Annual Election, King's Chapel, Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1881
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Página 8 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.
Página 30 - In these measures, especially in the laws establishing common schools, lies the secret of the success and character of New England. Every child, as it was born into the world, was lifted from the earth by the genius of the country, and, in the statutes of the land, received, as its birthright, a pledge of the public care for its morals and its mind.
Página 9 - Our fathers saw that without a college to train an able and learned ministry, the church in New England must have been less than a business of an age, — must soon have come to nothing." " Pro Christo et Ecclesia" — -for Christ and the Church — is to this day the motto of Harvard College, though sadly fallen, alas ! from the truth as it is in Jesus. Yale College, as we have already mentioned, was founded...
Página 29 - none of the brethren shall suffer so much barbarism in their families, as not to teach their children and apprentices so much learning as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue.
Página 26 - ... Had the tinker of Elstow continued to be throughout life what he was in his early youth, — a profane, irreligious man, — he would have lived and died an obscure and illiterate one. It was the wild turmoil of his religious convictions that awakened his mental faculties. Had his convictions slept, the whole mind would have slept with them, and he would have remained intellectually what the great bulk of the common English still are ; but, as the case happened, the tremendous blows dealt by...
Página 15 - I KNOW the Bible is inspired, because it finds me at greater depths of my being than any other book.
Página 13 - ... it came after we first had enjoyed the blessings of the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. (Applause.) THE CHAIRMAN: I still suspect that the spread of the Gospel will not be handicapped by increasing intelligence and knowledge; it is still part of the commandment that Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy mind as well as with all thy heart and soul.
Página 29 - That before we die we may see a good school in every plantation in the country," seems, in our day, to have been fully answered.
Página 30 - It is praise enough for any man to be regarded, by such a company as this, as doing no discredit to the Boston schools. I am sure I owe them more than I can ever repay. They were the friends of my friendless youth and poverty, and gave me a better education than I had the means of getting in any other way.