Moral Culture of Infancy, and Kindergarten Guide ...: By Mrs. Horace Mann and Elizabeth P. Peabody

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J. W. Schemerhorn & Company, 1870 - Kindergarten - 216 pages

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Page 44 - The homely nurse doth all she can To make her foster-child, her inmate, Man, Forget the glories he hath known And that imperial palace whence he came. Behold the Child among his new-born blisses, A six years
Page 45 - Shaped by himself with newly-learned art ; A wedding or a festival, A mourning or a funeral ; And this hath now his heart, And unto this he frames his song : Then will he fit his tongue To dialogues of business, love, or strife ; But it will not be long Ere this be thrown aside, And with new joy and pride The little actor cons another part, Filling from time to time his
Page 11 - ... what particular plants, and how the former can be destroyed without injuring the vitality of the latter. After all the most careful gardener can do, he knows that the form of the plant is predetermined in the germ or seed, and that the inward tendency must concur with a multitude of influences, the most powerful and subtile of which is removed in place ninety-five millions of miles away. In the Kindergarten, children are treated on an analogous plan. It presupposes gardeners of the mind, who...
Page 38 - We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind ; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering, In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Page 11 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good Than all the sages can.
Page 14 - And blest are they who in the main This faith, even now, do entertain; Live in the spirit of this creed, Yet find that other strength, according to their need.
Page 14 - There are who ask not if thine eye Be on them; who, in love and truth, Where no misgiving is, rely Upon the genial sense of youth : Glad Hearts! without reproach or blot Who do thy work, and know it not: Oh!
Page 44 - Thou best Philosopher, who yet dost keep Thy heritage, thou Eye among the blind, That, deaf and silent, read'st the eternal deep, Haunted for ever by the eternal mind, — Mighty Prophet! Seer blest! On whom those truths do rest, Which we are toiling all our lives to find...
Page 35 - And, in doing so, he takes out of school discipline that element of baneful antagonism which it is so apt to excite, and which it is such a misfortune should ever be excited in the young towards the old. The divine impulse of activity is never directly opposed in the kindergarten, but accepted and guided into beautiful production, according to the laws of creative order.
Page 14 - Kindergarten, then, is children in society, — a commonwealth or republic of children, — whose laws are all part and parcel of the Higher Law alone. It may be contrasted, in every particular, with the old-fashioned school, which is an absolute monarchy...

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