Woodhouse Grove School: Memorials and Reminiscences

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T. Woolmer, 1885 - 353 páginas
 

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Página 255 - With her there is no accepting of persons or rewards; but she doeth the things that are just, and refraineth from all unjust and wicked things; and all men do well like of her works.
Página 255 - Religion must relinquish that imperious, that domineering position which she has so long maintained against Science. There must be absolute freedom for thought. The ecclesiastic must learn to keep himself within the domain he has chosen, and cease to tyrannize over the philosopher, who, conscious of his own strength and the purity of his motives, will bear such interference no longer.
Página 199 - Hear him, Yeadoners!' Encouraged by this approbation, the lad began his simple experience by stating, like Joshua, ' As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.' The ' Yeadoners ' applauded vigorously ; but the ludicrous side of the picture was too much for the other boys, and Jonathan's ' house ' completely upset their gravity. The...
Página 286 - How blest is he who ne'er consents By ill advice to walk ; Nor stands in sinners' ways, nor sits Where men profanely talk.
Página 255 - Whatever is resting on fiction and fraud will be overthrown. Institutions that organize impostures and spread delusions must show what right they have to exist. Faith must render an account of herself to Reason. Mysteries must give place to facts. Religion must relinquish that imperious, that domineering position which she has so long maintained against Science. There must be absolute freedom for thought. The ecclesiastic must learn to keep himself within the domain he has chosen, and...
Página 13 - Hence, six gentlemen of that county were placed upon the committee appointed to superintend the fitting up and furnishing of the academy, and to prepare it for the purposes of education. I believe no opposition was offered to this important measure. All that Dr. Clarke had to say as he left the platform of the Conference, ere its close, was to beg that not a single tree on the estate about to be purchased might be cut down. Wise men,
Página 95 - When I was a boy at the Grove, I was thrashed every day. I have no doubt that I generally deserved it; but it was too much — it did no good.") In 1812, John Fennell, the first headmaster, writes: "I am happy to inform you that God has begun a most blessed work among the children. I preached yesterday from Proverbs iv, 3, 4 (For I was a son unto my father, tender and only beloved in the sight of my...
Página 341 - I received the parcel which contained the cloth etc., on Wednesday last, and was very happy to hear that you all were well, and to inform you that we are the same. Thank God for every blessing. You required of me when you were here, that when I wrote to you I would inform you how we spent our time, and to begin the Lord's Day. The first, therefore, I will. We rise at six o'clock in the morning, and to half-past, washing etc.; to seven, a public prayer meeting; to eight, private prayer and reading;...
Página 4 - Stansfield-Cromptons, was then, I think, a more magnificent avenue than it is now, having trees more densely planted on either side. The Grove's academic shades, with such natural attractions of scenery, and almost close to the banks of the Aire, then a pellucid stream, might be deemed fitting haunts for the • Muses, and a suitable spot for acquiring familiarity with old classic legends of Dryads and Naiads, and all the literature of Greece and Rome.

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