Considerations on the Great and Various Injuries Arising from the Course of Education Pursued in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and in Nearly All the Public Schools of this Kingdom

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Hatchard and Son, 1832 - 39 páginas

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Página 7 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Página 27 - IT is, we think, high time for the well-paid champions of orthodoxy in this country to awake from the dignified slumbers in which it is their delight to indulge, and to take some notice of those incursions into their sacred territory which the theologians of Germany have been so long permitted, without any repulse, to make. We are assured by...
Página 27 - ... dignified slumbers in which it is their delight to indulge, and to take some notice of those incursions into their sacred territory, which the theologians of Germany have been so long permitted, without any repulse, to make. We are assured by Shakspeare, that ' dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but bankerout the wits ;' nor could we ask a much more pregnant proof of this fact, than the striking contrast which exists between the poor, active, studious, and inquisitive theologians of Germany, and...
Página 27 - ... fact, than the striking contrast which exists between the poor, active, studious, and inquisitive theologians of Germany, and the sleek, somnolent, and satisfied divines of the Church of England. The priests of Egypt, we are told, abstained from drinking the water of the Nile, because they found it too fattening ; — the Pactolus of the Church also fattens, but it is not abstained from ; and the consequence is, that our portly sentinels slumber on their posts, while the lean theologues of Halle...
Página 20 - Yet, strange to say, the former at least is sometimes upheld by men who not only call themselves Christians, but are apt to use the charge of irreligion as the readiest weapon against those who differ from them. So little have they learned of the spirit of that revelation, which taught emphatically the abolition of an exclusively national religion and a local worship, that so men, being all born of the same blood, might make their sympathies coextensive with their bond of universal brotherhood.
Página 21 - May 14, 1830," p. xvii. It will be observed that this contains a statement of the principles by which Dr. Arnold was led to introduce, as he was the first to do, the study of modern languages in the public school system...
Página 20 - Exclusive patriotism should be cast off, together with the exclusive ascendency of birth, as belonging to the follies and selfishness of our uncultivated nature. Yet, strange to say, the former at least is upheld by men who not only call themselves Christians, but are apt to use the charge of irreligion as the readiest weapon against those who differ from them. So little have they learned of the spirit of that revelation, which taught emphatically the abolition of an exclusively national religion...
Página 24 - The blind old man of rocky Chios" was a spirited balladmonger in his day ; and we are not surprised that he was a favourite with the girls of...
Página 19 - ... the causes which have mainly obstructed the improvement of mankind. Exclusive patriotism should be cast off, together with the exclusive ascendancy of birth, as belonging to the follies and selfishness of our uncultivated nature.

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