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Page 124 - See the wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again : The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.
Page 124 - It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad : for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again ; was lost, and is found.
Page 30 - The usual branches of study in classical schools are pursued with the addition of the study of the bible. The hours of recreation are not hours of waste, and idleness, and immorality. They are employed in useful bodily labor ; such as will exercise their skill, make them dexterous, establish their health and strength, enable each one to defray his own expenses, and fit him for the vicissitudes of life ; particularly so, if they be destined for our new settlements as Christian missionaries.
Page 31 - ... each pupil being required to labor three or four hours every day at farming, gardening, or some mechanical occupation. In regard to the results it is observed, these modern students show that the manual labor is full of blessings. ' Their blood flows warm, and rich, and equable ; and the east winds cannot penetrate them. Their thirst demands water, their hunger plain food, their limbs rejoice in muscular efforts, and their minds in truth. Sleep rests them, and their waking eyes behold the light...
Page 25 - GH, or his certain attorney, executors, administrators, or assigns. For which payment to be made we bind ourselves, and each and every of us, in the whole, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this day of...
Page 47 - What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of ' great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Page 31 - ... pp. 8 10. The principal design of the institution is, in short, to furnish pious, indigent youth with the means of education for the ministry, at little or no expense ; and at the same time enable them to preserve health of mind, and to improve in piety and good habits. The leading principle by which this is to be effected, is a union of academic studies with systematic bodily labor under the constant eye of the superintendent : each pupil being required to labor three or four hours every...
Page 33 - ... we are not surprised. Measures so much in advance of the light which the mass of the community has yet received on this subject, and consequently of public opinion, cannot and will not, at present, be duly appreciated. We rejoice, however, that the time cannot be far distant when these republican, and what is more, truly rational and Christian institutions, will be understood and properly estimated by the enlightened citizens of our country. While the arm of Christian benevolence is extended...
Page 31 - Christian missionaries.' wood; profitable in their own labor, and also as instructers to those who are less experienced. Six or seven thus employed have already made the various repairs of the building, and nearly all the needful furniture. Some orders from the city for small wooden articles have been executed by them, and they are ready for more. Those who are engaged in gardening have supplied the house. Others will furnish from the farm thirty bushels of wheat, seventy bushels of rye, ten tons...
Page 35 - When thought shall need no brains, and nearly four hundred organs of motion cease to constitute the principal portion of the human body, then may the student dispense with muscular exertion.

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