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Page 83 - And the great cry that rises from all our manufacturing cities, louder than their furnace blast, is all in very deed for this, - that we manufacture everything there except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery; but to brighten, to strengthen, to refine, or to form a single living spirit, never enters into our estimate of advantages.
Page 83 - We have much studied and much perfected, of late, the great civilized invention of the division of labour; only we give it a false name. It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men: - Divided into mere segments of men - broken into small fragments and crumbs of life...
Page 8 - Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.
Page xii - ... Commonwealth Are free, strong minds, and hearts of health ; And more to her than gold or grain, The cunning hand and cultured brain. For well she keeps her ancient stock, The stubborn strength of Pilgrim Rock ; And still maintains, with milder laws, And clearer light, the Good Old Cause ! Nor heeds the sceptic's puny hands, While near her school the church-spire stands ; Nor fears the blinded bigot's rule, While near her church-spire stands the school.
Page 83 - It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided ; but the men — divided into mere segments of men — broken into small fragments and crumbs of life, so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin, or the head of a nail.
Page xxvi - The meeting was called to order at eight o'clock by the President. The following committees were announced. Committee on nomination : Messrs. Sheldon, Hutchins, Weston, Valentine, Hedges, and Eaton. Committee on teachers and teachers
Page xlviii - BW Putnam, Boston, Mass. ; John Kneeland, Roxbury, Mass. ; Daniel Mansfield, Cambridge, Mass.; TW Valentine, Brooklyn, NY; JE Littlefield, Bangor, Me. ; Joseph White, Williamstown, Mass.
Page xii - The riches of the commonwealth Are free, strong minds, and hearts of health ; And more to her than gold or grain, The cunning hand and cultured brain.
Page xci - That we close these pleasant Meetings and leave these kind hospitalities with regret, and with the hope that this border State of the North may advance with increased wisdom and energy in that upward path of improvement visible in every department of her civil and social life, and with the firm belief and prayer that long ere we shall meet again within her bounds, this civil war may be ended, in the only way in which it can be ended — in a peace based on the highest interests of humanity and justice....
Page xlviii - George B. Emerson, Boston, Mass. ; Nathan Hedges, Newark, NJ ; Zalmon Richards, Washington, DC ; John W. Bulkley, Brooklyn, NY ; Thomas Sherwin, Boston, Mass. ; David N. Camp, New Britain, Conn. ; John D. Philbrick, Boston, Mass. ; Alpheus Crosby, Salem, Mass. ; Ebenezer Hervey, New Bedford, Mass. ; Henry E. Sawyer, Middletown, Conn. ; Edward P. Weston, Farmington, Me. : Emory F. Strong, Bridgeport, Conn. ; DB Hagar, Salem, Mass. ; AP Stone, Portland, Me. ; BG Northrop, New