A lecture on the influence and advantages of education

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Strana 45 - And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like thy bubbles, onward : from a boy I wanton'd with thy breakers — they to me Were a delight ; and if the freshening sea Made them a terror — 'twas a pleasing fear, For I was as it were a child of thee, And trusted to thy billows far and near, And laid my hand upon thy mane — as I do here.
Strana 12 - Wise men now agree, or ought to agree in this, that there is but one way to the knowledge of Nature's works ; the way of observation and experiment. By our constitution, we have a strong propensity to trace particular facts and observations to general rules, and to apply such general rules to account for other effects, or to direct us in the production of them.
Strana 15 - ... divine nature, become creaturely existing, or breathed forth from God, to stand before Him in the form of a creature. When the animals of this world were to be created, it was only said, Let the earth, the air, the water, bring forth creatures after their kinds; but when man was to be brought forth, it was said, Let us make man in our own image and likeness.
Strana 35 - ... wise man more than the fool?... There is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in wickedness.... One man among a thousand have I found, but a woman among all those have I not found.... The race is not to the swift, the battle to the strong; neither bread to the wise, nor riches to the man of understanding.... On all things is written vanity.

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