The Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia to All Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, Commercial, Benevolent, and Religious Institutions and Churches, Principal Hotels &c. Including Laurel Hill, Woodlands, Monument, Odd-Fellows', and Glenwood Cemeteries

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Lindsay & Blakiston, 1861 - Počet stran: 272

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Strana 24 - For my own part, of property I have some — of reputation, more. That reputation is staked, that property is pledged, on the issue of this contest. And although these gray hairs must soon descend into the sepulchre, I would infinitely rather they should descend thither by the hands of the public executioner than desert, at this crisis, the sacred cause of my country.
Strana 78 - Notwithstanding these provisions, little was done by public authority towards promoting this great national cause, until the year 1818, when the act "to provide for the education of children at the public expense, within the city and county of Philadelphia," was passed. This act was the foundation of our system of common schools. The intelligent regarded the success of this experiment with deep solicitude, and they soon had reason to be gratified with the results. In the...
Strana 24 - There ! John Bull can read my name without spectacles, and may now double his reward for my head. That is my defiance !" Who does not love to read the history of his native land, and dwell with pleasure upon the exploits of her heroic sons ? Is it to be wondered, then, that this room, so intimately connected with our national existence, recalls a hundred scenes from the past ? This is the shrine of American liberty...
Strana 78 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Strana 166 - on the broad pathway of good faith and good will ; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, for parents sometimes chide their children too severely ; nor brothers only, for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain, for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts; we are all one flesh and blood.
Strana 76 - They shall be instructed in the various branches of a sound education, comprehending reading, writing, grammar, arithmetic, geography, navigation, surveying, practical mathematics, astronomy, natural, chemical, and experimental philosophy, the French and Spanish languages...
Strana 118 - The Promotion and Encouragement of Manufactures, and the Mechanic and Useful Arts, by the establishment of Popular Lectures on the Sciences connected with them ; by the formation of a Cabinet of Models and Minerals, and a Library ; by offering Premiums on all subjects deemed worthy of encouragement ; by Examining all new Inventions, submitted to them, and by such other means as they may judge expedient.
Strana 110 - ATHENAEUM, is beautifully situated on the southeast corner of Sixth and Adelphi Streets. This Institution owes its origin to that taste for literary pursuits, which has always, to a great extent, characterized our city. In the year 1813, a few young men, feeling the want of a convenient place of common resort, in which their leisure hours could be passed without danger to their morals or tastes, came together and arranged a plan for the establishment of reading rooms...
Strana 118 - The object of this institute is, as stated in its constitution, " the promotion and encouragement of manufactures, and the mechanic and useful arts, by the establishment of popular lectures on the sciences connected with them ; by the formation of a cabinet of models and minerals, and a library ; by offering premiums on all subjects deemed worthy of encouragement ; by examining all new inventions submitted to them ; and by such other means as they may judge expedient.
Strana 15 - ... enterprise of her citizens was never more displayed than at present. Railroads and canals pour into her lap the treasures alike of our own mountains and the great valley of the glorious West. The city is extending with wondrous strides ; year by year streets are being laid out, and houses, extending away for squares, arise, as by the hand of magic, on ground that lately " waved in golden harvest." Spring Garden and Penn, twelve years ago, were rural districts. Now look at them ! We remember rambling,...

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