Report of the Minister of Education

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Ontario Education Department, 1889 - Education

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Page 190 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and 163 extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Page 274 - GENTLEMEN : I have the honor to submit the following as the report of the...
Page 219 - If I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstance, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Page 205 - Paradise," with specimens. — T. Mcllwraith and TW Reynolds, MD April 6, 1888.— "Notes on the Flora of the 49th Parallel, from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains.
Page 222 - ... shall, for each offence, on conviction thereof before a police magistrate or Justice of the Peace, forfeit and pay for library purposes to the municipality...
Page 136 - ... whiskey, and others located just outside of the reservation, who are in the habit of trading liquor to the Indians for rails, timber, &c. ; these scoundrels have so far evaded my vigilance, but I have hopes ere long of making some of them feel the penalty for these violations of the intercourse law. It is a pleasure to me to be able to report that a large majority, probably two-thirds, of the Pottawatomies are engaged in the cultivation of the soil ; they have a rich and beautiful country, the...
Page 191 - Throughout all the school terms — Writing shall be taught at least twice a week in the lowest division of Form I., each lesson being not less than half an hour in length ; and the subject shall also be taken up in connection with Book-keeping in the other divisions : Reading shall be taught at least twice a week in each of the divisions of Forms I. and II., each lesson being not less than half an hour in length...
Page 201 - ... equivalent); sight translation of easy passages from Xenophon's works; (2) writing Greek from dictation ; committing passages to memory ; (3) vocabulary; English into Attic Greek, including sentences like those of Xenophon.
Page 83 - The retiring allowance shall cease at the close of the year of the death of the Recipient, and may be discontinued at any time should the pensioned Teacher fail to maintain a good moral character, to be vouched for (when required) to the satisfaction of the Council of Public Instruction.
Page 6 - Indian production have been found in this ossuary, it is auspiciously connected with " white " origin, as some of the skulls taken from it, and now in our 1iosHession, appear to be those of Europeans. A reference to the map-diagram will show that all the locations marked extend in a direction from north-west to south-east, that is to say, corresponding with the range of hills that stretch through the township of Nottawasaga. The hills extend into Collingwood and Osprey townships, but time did not...

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