Address Before the Alpha Delta Phi Society of Miami University: On the Study of the Classics

Smith, Day and Company, 1836 - 42 pages
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Page 17 - The Sensual and the Dark rebel in vain, Slaves by their own compulsion! In mad game They burst their manacles and wear the name Of Freedom, graven on a heavier chain!
Page 3 - But till you can find a school, wherein it is possible for the master to look after the manners of his scholars, and can show as great effects of his care of forming their minds to virtue, and their carriage to good breeding, as of forming their tongues to the learned languages ; you must confess, that you have a strange value for words, when, preferring the languages of the ancient Greeks and Romans to that which made them such brave men, you think it worth while to hazard your son's innocence and...
Page 3 - The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith, makes up the highest perfection.
Page 8 - One song employs all nations; and all cry, ' Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain for us!' The dwellers in the vales and on the rocks Shout to each other, and the mountain tops From distant mountains catch the flying joy; Till, nation after nation taught the strain, Earth rolls the rapturous Hosanna round.
Page 23 - Poured itself forth in all-prophetic song ; And music lifted up the listening spirit Until it walked, exempt...
Page 23 - He gave man speech, and speech created thought, Which is the measure of the universe ; And Science struck the thrones of earth and heaven, Which shook, but fell not...
Page 23 - He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better — he is the true wayfaring Christian.
Page 24 - Why should we then affect a rigor contrary to the manner of God and of nature, by abridging or scanting those means, which books, freely permitted, are, both to the trial of virtue, and the exercise of truth?
Page 19 - By mortal passion ; pure amidst the blood And dust of conquests ; never waxing old ; But on the stream of time, from age to age, Casting bright images of heavenly youth To make the world less mournful.

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