Sketches of Yale College: With Numerous Anecdotes, and Embellished with More Than 30 Engravings

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Saxton & Miles, 1843 - 192 pages

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Page 77 - ... residence here will allow. It is intended to maintain such a proportion between the different branches of literature and science, as to form a proper symmetry and balance of character. In laying the foundation of a thorough education, it is necessary that all the important faculties be brought into exercise. When certain mental endowments receive a much higher culture than others, there is a distortion in the intellectual character. The powers of the mind are not developed in their fairest proportions...
Page 17 - The matter about a College at New Haven, was thought to be too great a charge for us of this jurisdiction to undergo alone...
Page 78 - It contains those subjects only which ought to be understood by every one who aims at a thorough education. The principles of science and literature are the common foundation of all high intellectual attainments. They give that furniture, and discipline, and elevation to the mind, which are the best preparation for the study of a profession, or of the operations which are peculiar to the higher mercantile, manufacturing, or agricultural establishments.
Page 19 - October, 1701, a petition was presented to that body, signed by many ministers and others, which stated " that from a sincere regard to and zeal for upholding the Protestant religion by a succession of learned and orthodox men...
Page 39 - College, and served his own generation by the will of God, with serenity and calmness, he fell on, sleep, the 7lh day of January, 1767, in his sixty-fourth year. " Death, great proprietor of all, 'Tis thine to tread out empires, And to quench the stars.
Page 26 - Born in America, in Europe bred, In Afric travelled, and in Asia wed ; Where long he liv'd and thriv'd in London dead. Much good, some ill he did, so hope all's even, And that his soul through mercy's gone to heaven...
Page 26 - And that his soul thro' mercy's gone to heaven. " You that survive and read, take care For this most certain exit to prepare, For only the actions of the just, Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
Page 20 - Cases of Conscience, he shall make, or cause to be made, from Time to Time, such Explanations as may (through the Blessing of God) be most conducive to their Establishment in the Principles of the Christian Protestant Religion.
Page 43 - ... and authority, in as full and ample a manner, as though they had been expressly named and included in said charter : and that in case of vacancy, by death or resignation, or in any other way, of any of the present fellows of said college, and their successors, every such vacancy shall forever hereafter be supplied by them, and their successors, by election, in the same manner as though this act had never passed : and that the said governor, lieutenant governor, and senior assistants, or any four...
Page 77 - ... nor to finish the details of either a professional or practical education ; but to commence a thorough course, and to carry it as far as the time of the student's residence here will allow.

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