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Page 5 - Now must we onward to take our allotted paths. And though we cannot know what awaits us in that broad field, the future, yet may we rest assured that, " Behind the dim unknown Standeth God, within the shadow, Keeping watch above His own.'
Page 91 - Heaven is not reached by a single bound ; But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And mount to the summit round by round." JG Holland. Of all the blessings which can be bestowed upon the blind with the view of enabling them to
Page 63 - cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds them, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to them expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 63 - not to them returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds
Page 39 - School and its Founder. Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men. Longfellow.
Page 54 - forge the anchors of the mind; whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the great and fundamental truths of nature, and of the laws of her operations; one who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire, but whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience; who has learned to love all beauty,
Page 67 - on unconsciously. Curiosity impels the senses to \ activity, and the subsoil of the intellectual faculties is gradually cultivated. The outer world affords uncommon facilities for the best and simplest kind of schooling. In the words of Pope,— " Unerring nature, still divinely bright, One clear, unchanged and universal light, Life, force, and beauty must to all impart, At once the source, and end, and test of art.
Page 47 - From toil he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth; In heaven's best treasures, peace and health." Gray. The measure of health with which this school has been always blessed, and which has been frequently mentioned in former reports as remarkable and as a cause of devout thankfulness, has
Page 64 - and professional acquirements will prove at the end futile and unavailing. No lasting monument was ever erected on a foundation of shifting sands and decaying timbers. Give us a Kindergarten ! Children are God's apostles, day by day Sent forth to preach of love and hope and peace. Lowell. It

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